I have recently become aware of a very worthy charity and cause called World Education’s Pages 4 Progress, who believe literacy is the gateway out of poverty.
This inspiring charity is trying to raise three million pages read and registered around the globe by World Literacy Day, September 8th 2015, to raise awareness and money for literacy programmes. I think this is a fantastic way to make your summer reading count towards something very worthwhile.
So if you enjoy reading pop over to Pages4Progress and share what you’ve read by registering your pages and join in this summer to do something positive from your favourite reading nook simply from logging the pages of a book, newspaper, magazine or webpage. It all counts!
Reading is important on a basic level in order to learn and assimilate information and to pass it on. Recreational reading fuels the imagination and creativity. Reading is necessary in most careers and is an infinite pathway to getting new experiences.
This is a hard one, I learnt about how attention to detail is important in conveying messages to an audience from films in the book I am currently reading and that my friend did not like the red velvet cake she tried for the first time today.
I have so many books I have read and loved but so far this year Mark Edwards’ Follow You Home gave me the most chills so far. It was scary and full of suspense to satisfy a thriller junkie like me.
Taking part in the Pages4Progress reading challenge and promoting it here on my book blog so that fellow bloggers join in to raise awareness is a good start. I would like to pledge as many pages as I can and also donate money to this worthy cause, continue to support Pages4Progress and follow the progress they make.
There are so many factors that affect education from some States not having the funds to implement primary school education, to cultural differences in the way girls and boys are educated, shortage of teachers to health issues among children who are among the poorest in the world. Marginalization is a term often thrown around to describe children who find themselves in the margins of society, both in developed and developing countries, and do not benefit from learning that would help them develop intellectually and socially. Children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds are stuck in a cycle of illiteracy.
For every page read and logged there are match donors contributing to the Pages 4Progress fund, which will be used to make access to literacy easier.
I have many favourite memories of being totally lost in books and welcome the wonder and escape books provide me.