Room to Read World Change Challenge 2014

Our 2014 goal has now been reached! Thank you to everyone who helped us raise $20,000 to buy 20,000 local language books for kids in the developing world. Here’s how we did it and I hope you’ll join us again for a bigger, hairier goal in 2015.


Help us reach our 2014 goal of $20,000 for 20,000 local language books for kids in the developing world.

In 2014 I want to, once again, harness the positivity, energy and crazy ideas of Australian school students to give children in the developing world access to books in their own language.

The Project:
2014 World Change Challenge

Our Goal:
$20,000 for 20,000 books by 31 October, 2014

How to Get Involved: 
Students, classes and schools all over Australia are encouraged to create their own wild and wonderful challenges to help raise money towards our goal.
Classes and Schools can download our Campaign Pack to get started.
and Individuals, Students and Businesses can donate securely via our Everyday Hero page.

For the class or group that raises the most money, Random House Australia will fly me to your school to give a free author talk or writing workshop.
Second prize is $250 worth of books from Random House.
More prizes announced soon!

Post a Comment or Question Below. We’d Love You to Share Your Challenge Ideas.

Watch the 3-minute video above to get ideas for your own World Change Challenge.

Part of the 600-strong crowd during the launch of the 2014 Room to Read World Change Challenge at Somerset
Celebration of Literature.

Popular Children’s & Young Adult Authors Tell Why They Support Room to Read:

* Deborah Abela (Author Grimsdon, Max Remy Superspy)

* Susanne Gervay (I Am Jack

The World Change Challenge was founded in 2012 in partnership with Stubbies Schoolwear 
and resulted in the building of this school library in Siem Reap Cambodia

World Change Starts With Educated Children.


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