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September 8, 2011
Day 333: One Man’s Dream to Help Kenya
September 10, 2011

Teaching Kids to Read
“Free the child’s potential and you will transform him into the world”
Maria Montesorri
Day 332: Give 332

My son just started Montesorri preschool a week ago and this give is in his honour as he begins his reading journey to discover the world.

I have been reading to my son since he was a baby. We are blessed with a large library of children’s books that take us around the world having great adventures every night before we go to bed. He is so excited to learn to read. 

I could’t imagine what it would be like not have the luxury of books to feed his little mind. But there are many children all over the world that don’t have the luxury of books. There are not public library’s in every neighbourhood nor the money to afford such luxuries as a book for your child.

Here are a few quick facts on literacy around the world (quoted from DoSomething.org)

One in five adults in the developing world — almost 862 million people — cannot read or write.
Most illiterate persons are female. In more than 20 developing nations, illiteracy rates amongst women exceed 70%.
As much as 115 million children of primary school age are not enrolled in school.
More than 226 million children do not attend secondary school.

With one click today I was able to provide a book to a child that otherwise would not be able to explore the world through reading. The Literacy Site gave me that option to Click and Give today.

Will you click to give a child the gift of a book? 

Time Commitment: 30 seconds

Cost: 0

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