Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R) Day in Peace Corps Uganda

Pupils preparing to Drop Everything And Read
By Dr. Lily Asrat
Jan. 17, 2017

In an effort to promote reading culture and love of learning on a national scale, Peace Corps Uganda, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology, and Sports, has come together with an unprecedented number of stakeholders to create the following vision—at the exact same time, on the very same day, everyone in schools or community organizations across Uganda puts down what they are doing and engages in reading. 

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Pupils reading

DEAR Day is a wonderful opportunity to shine a light on the importance of literacy and reading culture while also celebrating your community and its members. Teachers, pupils and organizations can engage in activities such as: Silent Reading whereby a reader reads silently to him or herself using any material available, Buddy Reading whereby two people take turns reading the same book to each other and Read Aloud where one person reads a book or text to a classroom or even a whole school.

The 4th National DEAR Day will take place on Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 at 11:00 AM and will last approximately 20 minutes.

Read more about how to plan a successful DEAR Day.