Archive for the ‘reading initiatives’ Category

Recently co-founder Nick Johnson conducted an interview with fellow literary blogger Zoe Toft of Playing by the Book.  We thought supporters / readers might like to read more about the Pelican Post’s philosophy and objectives on all matters pertaining to better access to children’s fiction… Tell us a little about Pelican Post and how it differs […]

“The real gift is out of all proportion to the cost of the books.  It is wonderful for these students to know that they are not forgotten and we are all linked.” As December 2011 came to a close we at Pelican Post Towers were thrilled to receive a flurry of updates from partnering schools […]

One of the key aims of the Pelican Post project is for each participating school to receive 20 copies of the same story so that the teachers can practice shared classroom reading and the children can read the words and enjoy the pictures together.  For many, this may in actual fact mean sharing one book […]

Yet more Pelican Post books recently arrive at Ttula and Kasubi schools in Kampala, Uganda and the children didn’t waste any time in smiling for the cameras with their new glossy books 🙂 Thanks to Anisha for taking them and revealing a natural talent at photography!                 

Congratulations to school teacher Madinah Kakaire,who has just won a prestigous award for her teaching skills.   Madinah teaches at one of the schools, Pelican Post supports – Ttula Primary School in Uganda.  This is her story courtesy of John Agaba at ‘The New Vision’ Newspaper, Kampala… I was lucky to find her in one of her sessions. […]

I recently received an inspiring story from our partners in Uganda; Ka Tutandike (www. katutandike. org) regarding three of the schools in Kampala which Pelican Post is currently supporting.  Working with the teachers, Ka Tutandike recently introduced a new reading competition across the schools called the 20:20 challenge.  Children receive an adhesive star against their name once they have borrowed, […]