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An Education Idea

A Thousand Stories to Tell

An Education Idea by Christy Conta | Location: Manila, Philippines
Idea slogan

Because everyone has a story to tell

Problem addressed

The high illiteracy rate among children and out-of-school youths
The lack of resources e.g. books for public elementary schools
To introduce an innovative and creative way of learning for children
The communication gap with the government and the community
The diminishing interest for literature

Description

This project aims to provide reading materials to several public schools across the country through various universities and partners. There will be a book drive event that will last for more than two months. After the book drive event, the materials will be donated to the public schools. After that, volunteers will be conducting storytelling sessions with out-of-school youths and students.

Objectives

To combat illiteracy among the children in the Philippines especially the ones from the marginalized area
To foster a sense of camaraderie an volunteerism among the youth
To provide an avenue for students to take part in nation-building
To encourage the Filipinos to build a network that will specialize in the innovations and application of new learning environment
To have a lasting partnership with the Department of Education and target the areas with high illiteracy rate

Possible partners

Department of Education
Various Publishing Houses ( Adarna Puublishing House, Vibal PublishingHouse)
University of the Philippines
Ateneo de Manila
UNESCO
UNICEF

Steps

Formation of executive committee
Talking with possible partners
Publicity materials distribution
Starting the book drive
Culminating night
Start of storytelling sessions

Resources
We have: youth
We need: Press partners, time, Rhodes Youth Forum, budget, volunteers, funds
Other Needs
adverstising materials, additional partners, volunteers and students
Tags
public speaking
NGO
International
Education
Literacy

Idea Timeline

26/10/2014 - 31/12/2014

Status: Completed

Budget

400 €

Contact

Christy Conta
Volunteer

Email
musicislife2693@gmail.com

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