The Gift of Reading Christmas Campaign for Schools

This year, we’re asking schools to give the Gift of Reading to children in Cambodia, Myanmar and Nepal. It couldn’t be simpler to get your campaign started. Download our free resources including a school assembly, a fundraising pack for students and teachers’ notes and kickstart your campaign today!

Gift of Reading Fundraising Kit
Gift of Reading Teachers’ Notes
Gift of Reading Assembly

Why give the Gift of Reading?

Books make a wonderful Christmas gift for any child. But for children in UWS Schools they can mean a world of difference.

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.

Reading makes for a healthier life

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 school campaign today and make change happen! ​

Enter our Storybook Competition

This year, we’re also offering participating schools the chance to enter our Storybook Competition. Budding authors are invited to write and illustrate their own book for UWS Schools. The winning entry will be translated and printed for UWS students to enjoy! Download the Gift of Reading Fundraising Kit, Gift of Reading Assembly and Gift of Reading Teachers’ Notes to find out more.

“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