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.

Download our Christmas Campaign Fundraising Kit and kickstart your campaign today!

Your impact

£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

Programmes Director

“At the heart of what we do is to open up the world to children through the power of education. Books are an essential part of this. Books develop a range of skills in children​, encourage creativity and ​help them to discover new possibilities. Your donations will bring the power of reading to children who might otherwise never have seen a book.” Tim Howarth

CEO of United World Schools