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Thursday, December 15, 2011

Room to Read : Meet Inkam


The video below illustrates why I support Room to Read, an organisation showing us that 'World change starts with educated children'. They have built more than 12,000 libraries in developing countries in the past 11 years. This video is a personal story of one of the six million children whose lives have been impacted by their global mission.

I showed the vid in schools this year and used it as a story starter. The results were interesting, with kids showing an easy ability to empathise and to place themselves in the shoes of a child with a life totally different and yet strangely similar to their own.

It's three minutes and worth a look. There are more Room to Read videos at www.youtube.com/roomtoread
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