Newsletter No 7 (July 12th, 2010)

Hi,

We’d like to invite you to help support a charity that works to educate girls in Asia and Africa. We’ve set a tough target of trying to raise $500 this year which is a sum that will support one girl’s education for 2 years. Please read why we have chosen charity Room to Read and please help us succeed in achieving our goal. Thanks.

Yours, Curious Book Fans

Donate World Change Starts with Educated Children

“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope….It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development…. Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition….Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.” – Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General.

As Mr. Annan said, female education is a powerful tool in the fight against poverty. When girls learn, their families and communities benefit. Education for girls is directly linked to a number of positive outcomes including: lower birth infant mortality rates, increased wages, and improved family health and nutrition. Additionally, an educated female population is more likely to educate the next generation.

We hope you will join us in supporting Room to Read’s efforts to educate young girls throughout Asia and Africa. Together, we can dream big and create change.

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Donate Why Room to Read?

Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children. We envision 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 world.

Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

  • Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program currently supports more than 6,800 girls on long-term scholarships.
  • In 2008, 98% of girls in the Girls’ Education program advanced to the next grade.
  • The program operates in eight countries (Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia).

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