Women ‘are routinely overlooked for awards,’ says Melinda Gates as she backs the forthcoming Carol Shields Prize for Fiction.
The World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary week of meetings at Davos included a session on international philanthropy’s support for sustainability goals.
From Frontier Myanmar: ‘A complete collection of all our child-authored books’ is part of the reading program one literacy-based charity delivers to kids.
‘I could write a book,’ says Mary Jones, who led the creation of the now-closed Calais refugee camp’s Jungle Library, lost with the camp’s demolition.
As part of a summer reading promotion 50 ‘book bench’ sculptures have been placed around London in an initiative led by the National Literacy Trust and Wild in Art.
Even the most modest publishing efforts, when done in the right context, can change the world. Nowhere is this better demonstrated than by Imagine Asia’s work in Afghanistan.
Tens of millions of kids will never see a a book in the language they speak, so NGO Room to Read has published 850 titles in Lao, Hindi, Tamil, Kiswahili, and 25 other languages.
Scholastic is donating a million books and offering free online resources to those children and teachers affected by Superstorm Sandy.
Teaching literacy to our youngest should be a top priority of any society. When money is an issue, charities can help. Where to you donate and why?
Let’s Read, a bold initiative to promote reading among preschool children in Gaza, launched at the Al-Shati refugee camp after overcoming many challenges.
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