More than any other day of the school week, the children of Twabuka Reading Club look forward to Thursdays the most. That’s when Lion Encounter volunteers visit to spend time helping them enjoy exploring new books. Akash and Chantelle, two Lion Encounter volunteers from the UK, were recently assigned the duty of conducting the reading session.
In their reading levels, the children look at different stories and are encouraged to talk about them afterwards. In this session, the students from the Blue and Yellow levels were reading a story called ‘My Family’. At the end, they were asked to compare their own families with the family in the story. When talking about their loved ones, it was interesting to discover that a lot of these youngsters have pets at home which they see as an important part of their family unit. Meanwhile, the students in the more advanced Red level were reading a story about the Rio Grande River in North America, which they then compared to the Zambezi River.
The children from the Reading Club are very enthusiastic; always eager to learn and develop their skills. At the end of the lesson, some of them chose to take storybooks with them so they could practice their reading even more at home.