For $70 we can teach one child for one year to learn to read and write.
What Can You Do?1. Between now and International Literacy Day, Friday 8 September, set a fun personal challenge and get your friends, family, class or school to help raise funds for your goal and global education.
2. Download Our Info Pack and Donation Form.
3. Or donate direct to our secure World Change Challenge Everyday Hero page. It doesn't matter if you donate $2 or $200. Every dollar takes us closer to our goal of literacy for 300 students for a year.
4. If you have any questions, please post a comment below, Like and Comment on our World Change Challenge Facebook page or email Jodi Mullen from Room to Read Australia.
★ Book Swaps at school are also lots of fun. Kids can swap their pre-loved books with other kids and, for just $1 per book, everyone walks away with a new story to read and you help a child in a developing country.
★ Sponsored Silence: Teachers and parents sponsor their noisiest kids to be quiet for an entire hour.
★ Trek, Ride or Run: Do the City2Surf, Spring Trek or another physical challenge in your town or city, gain sponsors and donate the proceeds of your achievement to kids' literacy.
★ Book Fair: Lots of schools donate a portion of their school book-fair profits to the World Change Challenge.
★ Embarrass Your Teacher: Sponsor teachers to come to school dressed in super-embarrassing outfits.
★ Lattes for Literacy: Have a school coffee morning to make all those poor, caffeine-starved parents happy and donate the profits to the World Change Challenge.
★ School Sponge Throw: Get active AND get revenge on teachers for all that homework! Last year Nareena Hills Public School in NSW ran a profitable school sponge throw.
WRITER AMBASSADORS SUPPORTING THE 2017 CHALLENGEDeborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Jesse Blackadder, Pamela Cook, Sarah Davis, James Foley, Kate Forsyth, Susanne Gervay, Gus Gordon, Jacqueline Harvey, Libby Hathorn, James Knight, John Larkin, Frané Lessac, Emily Maguire, Christine Manfield, Melina Marchetta, Sophie Masson, Belinda Murrell, Oliver Phommavanh, Alice Pung, Sally Rippin and Dianne Wolfer.
|Girls' Education is a major priority for Room to Read.|
ABOUT ROOM TO READRoom to Read is an innovative global non–profit which seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Asia and Africa by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Since it was founded in 2000, Room to Read has:
* Over 18,000 Literacy Program Partners
* Trained over 9,000 teachers and librarians
* Published over 1300 new children’s books in 27 local languages
* Supported more than 38,500 girls in its Girls’ Education Program
Currently Room to Read has impacted 11.5 million children. The next goal is to impact 15 million children by 2020. Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children®.