Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) and NGO Alif Ailaan’s programme ‘School Reading Programme’ seems to finally have come to fruition, as Pakistan Peoples Party MPA Nawab Muhammad Taimur Talpur held a storytelling session at a government school in Saddar on Tuesday morning.
His visit was a follow-up to the storytelling workshop held on March 31 as part of the recently-launched School Reading Programme, 2016. The project encourages parliamentarians to visit government schools in their constituencies to interact with students and teachers through storytelling and encourage reading habits.
Talpur, who is also the chairperson of the standing committee on education, visited NJV School where he had a lively storytelling session with the students of class five. He read an Urdu story, ‘Faltoodan’, that teaches children the use and importance of trash cans in public places to prevent pollution.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 14th, 2016.