In a few days you will be able to cast your votes for Worldreader at the American Giving Awards on NBC.
Specifically as from 27th November until 4th December you can cast your vote for Worldreader in a number of places online, (see links below).
Worldreader is one of 25 charities who have been chosen to stand a chance of winning a grant of $1 000 000 if they receive enough votes, so it is up to all of us who care for literacy and the future to support them by the simple and painless means of simply casting a vote online in that short period.
As you may know, Worldreader is a not-for-profit group who have set themselves the task of bringing ereaders (Kindles) and ebooks to the poorer rural schools in various African countries.
So far they have been busy in Ghana, Uganda and Kenya and have distributed several hundred thousand free ebooks to over a thousand kids in a number of rural schools in those countries. They have also encouraged African publishers and writers to support their work by issuing ebooks that relate closely to the kid’s experiences of life.
The work they do in the various schools is assessed regularly by independent experts, and so far has shown great success, the reading abilities of the kids have rocketed upwards, and as a result, so has their general level of scholastic attainment. Literacy is the key to development in this world, that is for sure.
And, as you will see if you read any of the posts I have written about their work, they have bought pleasure and dreams into the lives of thousands of kids, their families and communities, as mostly the Kindles are actually given to the kids, so the influence of ebooks spreads through the entire village community, not simply as a classroom resource.
So please use the links below to cast your vote for Worldreader and with an investment of about 5 minutes of your time, give a real chance of a vastly better life to many thousands of kids in Africa…. All of you please. If you have a Facebook page or other such social media, please do share this post with all your contacts there as well, and ask them to do the same … and thus the good word will spread.
So here are the details:-
When to vote:
From 27th November to 4th December;
How to vote:
If you are in the USA;
You can vote online at these two sites:
Chase Giving Website
Chase Giving Facebook Page.
For people outside the USA:
https://apps.facebook.com/americangivingawards/charity/view/id/10 (this page will be alive from 27th November).
When will we know the results?
NBC will air the whole thing on 8th December, and I will certainly report on the results here as well.
Link to Worldreader:
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What are your thoughts on the work of Worldreader and what would you feel if they were to be the winners of this amazing grant?