Tajik Librarian Creates a Reading Corner to Promote Reading Skills .

Project Success Story | February 4, 2020

Faced with limited books, trained librarians, and physical space, the USAID Read with Me project plans to extend training to reach librarians from 2,800 schools and to donate 800,000 books to 75 percent of schools in Tajikistan before the project ends in 2021.

To address the lack of age-relevant reading materials, space, and trained librarians, the USAID Read with Me project provided over 400,000 books and trained over 1,700 school librarians to both increase the availability of these resources and improve library operations to foster a reading environment for children. The USAID project also encouraged teachers, librarians, and parents to work together improve student reading skills, which is a foundation for lifelong learning and productivity.