We Love Reading (WLR) is an award-winning program seeking to create a generation of change-makers by fostering a love for reading among children aged 2-10 throughout Jordan and the world. We train volunteers-who we call Reading Ambassadors-to run libraries and read aloud to children in their community, leveraging in-depth research we conduct with elite international institutions to inform our methodology. WLR operates in 60 countries and aims to reach all children around the world end of 2022.
The international advisory board of We Love Reading includes Her Royal Highness Princess Sumaya bint Alhassan, the former U.S. secretary of education Arne Duncan, and His Excellency Hamdi Tabbaa.
We Love Reading has been honored in Jordan and internationally. From His Majesty King Abdullah II the King Hussein Medal of Honor 2014; Synergos award 2009; Ahel Himmeh 2009; Library of congress best practices 2013; WISE Award 2014; Star Award 2015; IDEO.org best refugee education program 2015; UNESCO International Literacy Prize 2017; UNHCR innovative education for refugees 2017; World Literacy Council Award 2018; and the Jacobs social entrepreneurship award 2018; Ashoka Award 2019; Nansen refugee Award 2020; selected for HundrED’s 2022 Global Collection and was featured in the New York Times