By including resources in your space you build a positive learning environment.
Things to consider
The basic academic resources you need in your space are
• Age appropriate reading books
Look for a variety of genres, reading ability and languages
Build up a reference section and try to cover the subjects your tutors will need help with
Through out the year your students will be looking for pens and pencils!
Outliers runs drives for these items throughout the year. You can join in a collect through local schools, churches, businesses and organisations.
Tools to help
By mobilising books into after-school programs we create mini libraries. This means all our students can learn to love storytelling and reading.
Book Dash: download books and print for free or sign up to be a distributor
African Storybook: downloadable stories in different languages
Nal’ibali stories: multilingual stories to download
Nal’ibali audio books: multilingual stories
Nal’ibali newsprints: multilingual stories and activities
DBE readers: multilingual PDF booklets
My African Story: stories in African languages
Sunday Times Story Time: stories for junior school learners
Fundza: downloadable books for high school learners
Funzines: Fundza magazines
Zero Dropout Campaign: stories and audio books
No matter the age, games are fun ways to start or end sessions. Here are a list of tried and tested games.