Children's Literature Festival (CLF)
Summary: The Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) seeks to improve literacy and foster a culture of reading and critical thinking in Pakistan. The event provides children ages 4-17 with a number of interactive opportunities to refine reading and writing skills, such as workshops, book fairs, and discussions led by renowned authors and educators. --- The 2011 Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) revealed that a significant number of Pakistani children cannot read or write in Urdu at the appropriate grade level. In addition, the Pakistani curriculum often encourages rote learning rather than critical and creative thinking. Inspired by these results and observations, the Children’s Literature Festival (CLF) emerged. The first was held...
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Description of Scale and Reach
Since the first CLF held in Lahore in 2011, eight additional festivals have been organized across Pakistan. Between November 2011and December 2013, the following festivals have taken place: 1 at the national level 5 at the provincial level 1 at the district level 2 at the school level