Literacy and education go hand-in-hand; a solid foundation in both is an essential part of individual and community well-being. Literacy is an essential skill and impacts ones’ personal growth and development. As part of LeapEd’s Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, we have partnered with United Learning Centre; a volunteer-driven centre providing education for refugee children. Our partnership’s mission is to promote literacy in these children by cultivating an appreciation for reading.
LeapEd provided materials as well as sharing sessions with volunteers on effective storytelling techniques to compel the children to better interact with their peers and the world around them.Storytelling has been recognised as a viable classroom technique which can promote both expressive and receptive language development. Through our participation in this project, we hope to empower the volunteers as well as the children to continue all their initiatives and efforts in literacy development.