Room to Read believes: World Change Starts with Educated Children®. Through education, we can make illiteracy and gender inequality problems of the past.
In 2022 our team of Australian writer ambassadors will raise funds to support the organisation’s inspiring Girls’ Education Program. The Girls' Education Program ensures that girls build skills to succeed in school and make key life decisions. More than 3 million girls have benefited since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Educating girls is widely acknowledged as the most effective way to address global poverty. Girls who finish school earn more, have smaller, healthier families and are more likely to educate their own kids, breaking the illiteracy cycle. Yet two-thirds of the world's illiterate people are women and girls.
Since 2009 many writers and illustrators in Australia (see full list below) have helped Room to Read to spread the word about the importance of education and also raised over AUD$150,000 to support Room to Read’s literacy and girls’ education programs.
It costs just a $1 a day to keep a girl in school with the material and guided support she needs to succeed in school and beyond.
By Stepping UP for Gender Equality you will be helping to ensure an entire generation is not left behind.
Decide on a simple fundraising activity for your school. Here are some ideas that have worked well at other schools:
- Drop everything and read for 30 minutes. Pay a gold coin for the pleasure of reading.
- Have a mufti day at school and donate a gold coin.
- Have a sausage sizzle at lunch time.
- Have a slimefest (add a video link) at lunchtime, Teachers or house captains offer to be publicly slimed and kids pay a gold coin to see it happen.
Download our STEP UP FOR GENDER EQUALITY flyer and GET STARTED.
OUR WRITER AMBASSADORS ARE:
Deborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Sarah Davis, Susanne Gervay, Jacqueline Harvey, Zanni Louise, Belinda Murrell, Oliver Phommavanh, Sarah Brennan, Dianne Wolfer, Paul and Beth Macdonald, Frané Lessac, James Foley,
Gus Gordon, Libby Hathorn, Sophie Masson, Sally Rippin, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Pamela Cook, Kate Forsyth, Emily Maguire, Melina Marchetta, Alice Pung.
ASK US FOR HELP IF YOU NEED RESOURCES!
Contact: Jodi Mullen, [email protected].
If you'd rather send a cheque, please mail it to: Room to Read Australia Limited, P.O. Box R1017, Royal Exchange, NSW, 1225, Australia.
Your gift will go towards our Girls’ Education Program, allowing us to deliver a comprehensive and holistic approach to education. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.