Want to help kids access books?

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Tristan Bancks

Recently I came across a fundraiser aiming to raise the literacy and learning of children in the developing world by providing them with local language books.  Author Tristan Bancks  is an ambassador for Room to Read, an organisation that builds libraries, supports literacy and creates local language books in developing countries.

In the Room to Read World Change Challenge Tristan hopes to raise $20,000 for 20,000 books by 31st October 2014. Can you help?

Each dollar raised puts a local language book in the hands of a child in a developing country.

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Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the planet.


 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 the Campaign Pack to get started and Individuals, Students and Businesses can donate securely via Tristan’s Room to Read World Challenge Everyday Hero page.
Prizes:
  • For the class or group that raises the most money, Random House Australia will fly Tristan Bancks 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!

I think most of us in Australia take it for granted that our children have easy access to books, libraries and education – so if you can donate a little to this fantastic cause please think about it.

Each dollar raised puts a local language book in the hands of a child in a developing country. 

For more information about the Room to Read 2014 World Change Challenge see Tristan Bancks website and to donate please visit Everyday Hero.

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