IBBY UK nominates Coram Beanstalk project Reading 321 for IBBY-ASAHI AWARD 2020

by | Sep 12, 2019 | IBBY NEWS

Coram Beanstalk trains and supports volunteers to work with at-risk children on a one-to-one basis, twice a week, for one year.

In 2018, 156,000 children left school unable to read at their expected level. Reading 321, a project of the Coram Beanstalk charity, aims to prevent that through their volunteer-led reading scheme.

The high-quality training of the volunteers helps bring the joy of reading to children in a non-stressful environment, resulting in confident and willing readers. Everyone benefits, including the volunteers, families, schools and the children.

IBBY UK recognises the commitment and determination of the Reading 321 project in helping children learn to read, and is delighted to nominate it for the IBBY-ASAHI Award 2020. We wish Coram Beanstalk every success in their nomination – their work is much needed and winning the ASAHI award would enable continued support for Reading 321 in the face of political uncertainty.

The winning project will be announced at the Bologna Book Fair on 30 March, 2020, with the award presented at the IBBY Congress in Moscow, to be held 5–7 September 2020.

The IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award was founded in 1986 and until this year has biennially presented the award to two projects that are run by groups or institutions whose outstanding activities are judged to be making a lasting contribution to reading promotion programmes for children and young people. The winner is selected from among projects nominated by IBBY national sections from all over the world.

Please see here for more information on the IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award.