The Gift of Reading Christmas Campaign
Books make a wonderful Christmas gift for any child. But for children in UWS Schools they can mean a world of difference. This year, we’re asking our partners to give the Gift of Reading to children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal.
£150 stocks a school library with reading books
£500 can buy school books and resources for a whole year
£1000 covers a local teacher’s annual salary so 30 more children can learn to read
Reading saves lives
Children who learn to read are more likely to live healthier, happier lives. A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past age five. They are 50% more likely to be immunised, and twice as likely to attend school. So, what are you waiting for? Start your campaign today and make change happen!
Why give the Gift of Reading?
Most of the communities we work with speak a local dialect. At UWS Schools, children learn to read and speak the national language of their country. This opens up opportunities beyond the confines of their village. The more books we are able to provide, the better we will be able to help children develop their potential and discover the wider world.
“Learning to read has enormous benefits. Children love books. By giving them access to books, we fuel their imagination and encourage creativity. Through reading, children learn to answer questions and expand their vocabulary, which improves their writing. A whole magical world, beyond their village, is opened up to them.”Katy Brand