Join our Room to Read World Change Challenge to give education to girls who need it in Asia and Africa.
Many world problems could be solved through one solution: EDUCATION. Why? Because knowing how to read makes people safer, healthier and more self-sufficient — yet nearly 800 million people are illiterate and two thirds of these are women and girls.
Our Goal: 50 Schools Supporting 50 Girls
In 2018 we want to help 50 girls complete a year of secondary school.
Just $365 can educate a girl in one of the world’s poorest countries for one year and help her to gain the vital skills she needs to make critical decisions when she leaves school. Our goal is to raise $18,250 to support 50 girls for a year.
You can help us. Get your class, your school, your bookclub or even your family fired up and help us make a difference by taking part in creating a fundraiser or join in one of our fundraising events this year.
★ Have a gold coin donation when one of our writer ambassadors (below) visits your school.
★ 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 with our Room to Read team 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. You could give 50% of the money raised to your school library and 50% to Girls’ Education.
★ 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.
★ Host a tea party on International Literacy Day, Saturday 8th September and invite your friends to make a donation.
★ School Sponge Throw: Get active AND get revenge on teachers for all that homework! Nareena Hills Public School in NSW ran a profitable school sponge throw.
World Change Challenge Video
See kids in action, changing the world in fun ways, and get inspired.
How to Register and Donate
Visit Our World Change Challenge Secure Donation Page on the Room to Read website.
The Room to Read website has some great information about the organisation’s programs.
On the Room to Read blog you will also find some interesting stories about the history and success of the Girls’ Education Program.
Our Writer Ambassadors
Join our team of well-known Australian children’s and teen authors in helping achieve our goal.
Deborah Abela Tristan Bancks Jesse Blackadder Pamela Cook Sarah Davis
Kate Forsyth Susanne Gervay Gus Gordon Libby Hathorn John Larkin
Frane Lessac Emily Maguire Alice Pung Sally Rippin James Foley
Sophie Masson Belinda Murrell Maxine Beneba Clarke Melina Marchetta
Dianne Wolfer Jacqueline Harvey Oliver Phommavanh
History of the World Change Challenge
In recent years, the Room to Read World Change Challenge has raised over $100,000 to fund a school library in Siem Reap, Cambodia, as well as the publication of local-language books and educational tools for kids who might otherwise go without. Get active and help us make 2018 our biggest year yet.