Materials for teachers

We hope that taking part in the Lukuralli Readathon will inspire students to read and also help them see the importance of reading and education.

To support the teacher’s path through the Lukuralli Readathon we have collected a material package which includes everything from the information package to fun exercises for the whole class. The materials will be sent to you after your registration. Some of it can be downloaded from this page.

Lukuralli Readathon supports the transversal competence goals of the curriculum (POPS 2016), such as thinking and learning to learn, multiliteracy and participation, involvement and building a sustainable future. Lukuralli Readathon can be linked to many different subjects and offers a way to get to learn various themes of global education together with the students. Knowledge of the importance of literacy and children’s rights will be gained with the pedagogic material and class exercises, while getting to know the dreams and everyday lives of the children and Nepal.

Piirroskuvassa iso gaselli ja pieni gaselli piirtävät kynillä paperille.

Lukuralli Readathon can be linked to many subjects

Have a shared reading experience in Finnish or English (or any other language) class for example, sharing thoughts on the importance of reading and books the students have read. In arts class one can draw comics, inspired by the books read or children’s right to education, in crafts class knitting a bookworm could be fun. Children’s rights can also be linked to religious studies. In environmental studies you can get to know Nepal’s geography and discuss the conditions of a good life according to children’s rights and global responsibility.

The video clip below has subtitles in English, Finnish and Swedish. You can also change other subtitles settings such as font size from the gear icon in the video’s lower right corner in YouTube.

The Material Package for Lukuralli Readathon

• Readathon passports for students [We will send the passports to the participating school. In case a passport is lost or fills up quickly, you can print a two-sided copy]
• PowerPoint presentation with a script
• Wilma-message sheets for the guardians or parents
• Exercises to do in class + tips for a successful Lukuralli. At the moment these are available in Finnish only: Lukuralli exercises (pdf in Finnish) / Lukuralli tips (pdf in Finnish)

Questions about Lukuralli?
I’m happy to help!

Milka Autio
Organization Coordinator
Taksvärkki ry

Facts on Nepal

Location: Asia
Population: 29 million
Capital: Kathmandu
Official languages: Nepali, 123 minority languages spoken as mother-tongues
People: 50 % of population is under 25 years old
Literacy: 85 % of population is literate
National animals: Seebu cow and Himalayan Monal bird
Mountains: world’s highest peak Mount Everest (8848 m) is located in Nepal

More information on Nepal

You can read about the thoughts of the Nepalese youth and their views on education on our campaign page. More information on Taksvärkki’s development cooperation project in Nepal.

It’s important to help students to see why literacy is such an important asset.

Ask more about Lukuralli Readathon materials and school visits!

Milka Autio
Organization Coordinator
Taksvärkki ry