Help Empower Children Through the Gift of Education!
Promoting global education, awareness, hope, and empowerment to children around the world!
Hi Everyone! Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page!
Thank you so much for visiting my fundraising page!
My fundraising effort is for a wonderful organization called Room to Read. Room to Read is an awesome organization that focuses on breaking the cycle of poverty in developing nations through education. The founder, Jim Wood, realized this need when he was trekking through the
Approximately 770 million adults in the world are illiterate and an additional 100 million children are not currently enrolled in primary school – that’s nearly 1 billion people who do not have basic reading and writing skills. Room to Read seeks to improve these conditions by establishing thousands of libraries and filling them with books that will give children an opportunity to expand their horizons, nurture their natural curiosity and their ability to think, and gain an education that will help break the cycle of poverty that plagues the developing world.
“Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books – they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past.” --Esther Meynell, Noted English Writer
Room to Read’s Successful Approach to addressing the problem of rural education consists of:
-Partnering with communities to build schools through the Challenge Grant Program
-Establishing bi-lingual libraries
-Publishing local language children's books
-Establishing computer and language labs
-Providing long-term scholarships to girls
How we can help:
As you can see, there is a huge need for children's educational resources throughout the developing world, which is why I am enlisting your support via this fundraiser! Together, with the $4000 that we raise we could build a reading room in
To find out more about Room to Read, you can view their website at: www.roomtoread.org
If this cause resonates with you, I hope that you will join me in this effort to make a difference in the lives of these children. I also ask that you pass this information to anyone else in your network that you think this cause could resonate with.
On a personal note, I spent two months teaching children in Guatemala last fall through an organization called Global Vision International (GVI) in a school that these kids would not have had access to had it not been for the organization that I was volunteering through. These kids were absolutely amazing. They have so much amazing potential, if only given the opportunity to foster it. Organizations like Room to Read and GVI help make this possible. For additonal information on helping the kids that GVI Guatemala is working with, please visit the following link: www.justgiving.com/emmaastles.
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