The Child’s Right to Become a Reader
In 2005, IBBY launched a campaign to draw attention to the right of every child to become a reader. With the generous funding of the Yamada Bee Farm, the IBBY-Yamada Fund was established to provide funds for IBBY projects that help develop a book culture for children in all regions of the world.
Each year projects are developed by IBBY Members and presented to the Executive Committee. The projects selected thus far have included reading promotion programs, establishing libraries in schools and community centres, training teachers and parents in maintaining libraries and storytelling as well as workshops for writers, illustrators and editors of children's books.
IBBY Yamada-Fund 2015
IBBY Armenia: Workshop, master classes and contest for young writers and illustrators.
IBBY France/Lebanon: Training of librarians in the critical analysis of children's books and digital publications: "what is a good publication?"
IBBY India: Creating a central library in the village of Kandela (Shami District, Uttar Pradesh) to serve children of the surrounding ten villages and schools.
IBBY Mongolia: Raising reading awareness in mining communities in southern Mongolia.
IBBY Zambia: Training for authors and illustrators to write and illustrate children's books.
IBBY International: Support for participants attending the 3rd African Regional Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda.
IBBY-Yamada Fund 2014
IBBY Bolivia: Creating reading families: encouraging reading and storytelling in families of a working class neighbourhood of Cochabamba, Bolivia.
IBBY Ecuador: "The New Pied Pipers of Hammelin": promoting reading, reading aloud and creativity in children's books through seminars and workshops by international and Ecuadorian specialists.
IBBY Indonesia: Reading workshops for eastern Indonesia: increasing reading opportunities in remote areas of Indonesia through training in storytelling and providing books for motorbike libraries.
IBBY Lebanon: Training for authors and illustrators in the issues and techniques used in creating books in Arabic for children with special needs.
IBBY Mexico: We are equal, we are different: workshop on reading and books for disabled people
IBBY Peru: improving a school and community library by providing additional books and training for teachers and parents.
IBBY Zambia: Scholarship for a young illustrator: support to allow a young Zambian illustrator to attend a children's book illustration course in South Africa.
IBBY-Yamada Fund 2013
IBBY France: Les doigts qui rêvent - Raouf Karray project creating tactile illustrated books in Arabic.
IBBY India: Promoting book culture through establishing libraries and training in reading promotion.
IBBY Malaysia: Literacy centres for Rohingya stateless children in Malasia.
IBBY Serbia: Summer reading programme
IBBY Uganda: Reading tents: reading workshops for children.
IBBY Venezuela: Advanced workshop for creating picture books.
IBBY International: First regional conference for Asia and Oceania and second African regional conference
IBBY-Yamada Fund 2012
IBBY Ecuador: A country that reads 2011 – 2012
IBBY Finland: Workshops: oral stories to an illustrated book
IBBY Ghana: Workshop for children's book illustrators
IBBY Indonesia: Advanced workshops on editing, publishing, writing and illustrating children’s books
IBBY Mexico: "Adults play too" workshop on reading and playing to stimulate children
IBBY Nepal: Developing volunteer-readers in rural areas of Nepal
IBBY Peru: Reading promotion in kindergarten.