Brussels brings people together
We zorgen voor meer betrokkenheid van alle Brusselaars bij hun stad. Zo versterken we het samenleven in Brussel. We voeren ook de strijd tegen armoede op. Wilt u weten hoe onze acties tot stand komen? Hoe beleidskeuzes vertaald worden naar concrete doelstellingen en acties? Dat leest u in het meerjarenplan van het College van de VGC.
How Leesrijk Brussel teaches young Brussels residents to read
The project 'Leesrijk Brussel' encourages children to read in their free time and at school because they want to do so and for fun. With small steps, we awaken interest in reading: we read aloud, tell stories, play, read images (in books as well as on the street), create our own stories, write, draw ...Via Leesrijk Brussel, we want to raise the literacy level of Brussels schoolchildren, with particular attention to pupils whose mother tongue is not Dutch or who are growing up in underprivileged settings.
Opportunities to read at school and in one’s free time reinforce each other. In every school, a core group draws up an action plan for reading, in collaboration with the library. In the ‘Het Bovenste Beste Boek’ (the very best book) project, authors of children’s books accompany primary school classes in creating a book of their own. On ‘Brussels Leest’, a blog by libraries, teachers inspire pupils to get creative with books. Not being able to read well has consequences for job opportunities, housing, health and well-being.