One of the E4C project activities is setting up activity rooms for children and painting them with appropriate colors, in addition to providing a library, carpets, some entertaining pedagogical games, stories and posters, which help children to read and entertain while spending time at these reading rooms. The rooms can be used also to conduct other activities of the project such as book clubs and scientific workshops, the project also provided some communities, which do not have school buildings, with mobile reading rooms to help children and encourage them to learn and read. The number of the rehabilitated reading rooms during E4C 4th phase are (94) rooms.
This program included 12 sessions that provide the students with enough space to activate their imagination through a number of creative activities, literature classes to talk about creative writing and some works from Arabic and world literature and the participatory writing accompanied these workshops when they reached the third session starting with composition tools and techniques and the steps to come up with a well-structured story. With session 6, students started individual writing exercises and based on which, 5 students were chosen after assessing the product of each one in the group. Then the work continued with those five on the simple narratives they came up with in more details and guidance by the Arabic teacher who conducted the whole workshop. During the last three sessions, the students worked with the teacher on editing the final version of their stories and drawing the scenes with the help of an art teacher. Tow stories were chosen by the evaluation committee members and they have been printed, translated and distributed in Arabic and English. -The Brave King: This story was written by Rayan Ali 12 years old from Alatreb city, Aleppo Countryside, Syria on 04/04/2018. – Peace Bird: This story was written by Hala Hamoud 12 years old from Al-Bawabieh city, Aleppo Countryside, Syria on 14/04/2018.
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The number of deaf-mute children in Kafer Nouran village (Aleppo Countryside in Syria) is estimated by 30 children and we are working on a statistic about the number of deaf-mute children in the other villages in the area. Kafr Nouran center in Aleppo countryside is the first center in the region for deaf-mute children. Mr. Omar Darwish is the supervisor of the center. He has a degree in English language and has started this project by himself, being a father of a mute girl and willing to give his best to support her and the other deaf-mute children in the village. His daughter Bayan is a very smart young girl. She is able to hear but unable to speak, has learned sign language and works with her father with those children, along with her great friend, Iman, who has a deaf-mute sister as well. At first, Mr. Omar didn’t have the chance to gather the children on a regular basis and implement a full activity program with them. After we were connected with the center through our coordinator, who is interested in this field, and had an idea about his project and the kind of support he needed, we have supported him and his center throw our project E4C-2018 by prepared a reading room in the center and provided it with furniture, equipment, games and publications, and now the venue has become suitable for more organized activities. The workshops we implemented in the center were successful and fruitful reflected in the interaction of the children and a level of improvement in their performance and ability to express themselves and communicate their ideas and feelings to people around them.