Tristan Bancks | Australian Children's & Teen Author | Kids' & YA Books: Room to Read World Change Challenge 2015

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Room to Read World Change Challenge 2015


WE WERE SUCCESFUL IN RAISING $40,000 TO BUY $40,000 BOOKS FOR CHILDREN IN THE DEVELOPING WORLD IN 2015! (IN FACT, THE TOTAL WAS CLOSER TO $45,000 ACROSS AUSTRALIA AND HONG KONG.) DETAILS OF THE 2016 CHALLENGE WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON. 
I HOPE YOU'LL JOIN US.


Join forces with Room to Read's stellar team of writer-ambassadors to help raise $40,000 (AUD) to buy 40,000 local language books for kids in Nepal. Start by watching the video we created, showing how easy it is to raise more than $500 in just one day!


In 2015 we want to harness the positivity, energy and crazy ideas of students in Australia and Hong Kong to give children in Nepal access to books in their own language. After the devastating earthquake our aim is to help Nepalese children return to their normal lives, including getting back to school.

The Project:
2015 World Change Challenge

Our Goal: 
To raise $40,000 (AUD) to buy 40,000 books for children in Nepal by 31 October, 2015.


How to Get Involved: 
Students, classes and schools all over Australia and Hong Kong are encouraged to create their own wild and wonderful challenges to help raise money towards our goal.

Barker College in Sydney raised the most money last year by running market stalls as part of their Year 9 economics curriculum. Second-hand book stalls at schools are also lots of fun. Children can swap their pre-loved books with other children, and for just $1 per book, everyone walks away with a new story to read, and Room to Read can fund a local language book for a child in Nepal. There are lots more ideas in the Fundraising Pack and the video above.

Download the Fundraising Pack:
Classes and Schools can download the Australian Fundraising Pack or the Hong Kong Fundraising Pack to get started now.

Individuals, Students and Businesses can also donate securely via our Everyday Hero page.



WIN:
The classes or groups who raise the most money for the Challenge win a free author talk or writing workshop with Oliver Phommavanh (Thai-riffic) or Jacqueline Harvey (Alice Miranda) as well as being eligible for awesome book packs from publishers Hardie Grant, HarperCollins, Penguin Books, Random House, Scholastic and Walker Books. The highest fundraiser on Everyday Hero wins a Skype talk with Tristan Bancks (that's me). Download the fundraising pack above for full prize details.

Around 5000 students at the 2015 Sydney Writers Festival watched the World Change Challenge video. Writer-Ambassador Jacqueline Harvey and I were lucky enough to engage with their extraordinary enthusiasm.

Room to Read Writer-Ambassadors Supporting the 
2015 World Change Challenge
Deborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Jesse Blackadder, Sarah Brennan, Sarah Davis, James Foley,
Kate Forsyth, Susanne Gervay, Gus Gordon, Jacqueline Harvey, Libby Hathorn, John Larkin,
Frané Lessac, Melina Marchetta, Sophie Masson, Bhakti Mathur, Belinda Murrell,
Oliver Phommavanh, Alice Pung, Sally Rippin, Nury Vittachi, Dianne Wolfer.


Post a Comment or Question Below. We'd Love You to Share Your Challenge Ideas and Inspire the Tribe. 

Or Email Your Questions.

Read About the Inspiration For, and History of The World Change Challenge on Everyday Hero's Wonderwall



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