Reading Village

Reading Village empowers youth to eradicate illiteracy and lead their communities out of poverty.
Oct 17, 2011

Today's the day to donate and win!

 

Today only and
donations made on our GobalGiving site only

Donations will be matched 30% and 
you could win a brand new Kindle Fire
(Amazon's cool new iPad competition - web, movies, apps, games, reading, color!)

We've just selected 10 new teen reading promoters for next year. 
Help fund their scholarships and we all win:
1. Everyone who donates $100 to Reading Village on our GlobalGiving page today will be 
entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle Fire. Donations of $150 earn two entries, 
donations of $200 earn three entries, etc.
2. All donations (up to $1,000) will be matched 30%. So a donation of $50 becomes $65! 
Donations of every size are significant.
Time runs out at midnight Eastern Time.
Don't miss this final matching opportunity of the year.

Thank you for your support,
Oct 13, 2011

Save the Date: Oct 19, Donate and Win!

 

Donate on our GlobalGiving site October 19
And you could win a brand new Kindle Fire.
(Amazon's cool new iPad competition - web, movies, apps, games, reading, color)
Plus, your donation will be matched 30%.

We've just selected 10 new teen reading promoters for next year. 
Help fund their scholarships and we all win:
1. Everyone who donates $100 to Reading Village on our GlobalGiving page on Oct 19 will be 
entered into a drawing for a brand new Kindle Fire. Donations of $150 earn two entries, 
donations of $200 earn three entries, etc.
2. All donations (up to $1,000) will be matched 30%. So a donation of $50 becomes $65! 
Donations of every size are significant.
Click here to see a short video of me speaking from the day care center in Concepcion. 
I guarantee you'll smile when you see how excited these little ones get when I ask if they'd like 
to hear a story.

This is the last matching opportunity of the year. Please mark your calendar, and thank 
you for your continued support!

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Sep 26, 2011

Good News from Rosmery

Story hour with Rosmery
Story hour with Rosmery

I just received some good news from the community of Concepción. Our reading aloud to children is having an important effect that will help them stay in school. 

In rural Mayan communities, half of the children fail the first grade and about 75% drop out altogether before completing the sixth grade. (That's not the good news.)

One contributing factor is that these Kaqchikel-speaking children often enter the school system speaking little or no Spanish.

Our reading promoters read aloud to children in Spanish and translate  into Kaqchikel to develop vocabulary and aid the children's comprehension.

Here's the good news: Rosmery, one of our third-year promoters, just shared with me that the children who attend her reading activities have told her they no longer need the translating. They understand the Spanish.

This is just what we wanted to see! Children grounded in their native language with literacy in Spanish.

Together we are transforming children's lives…and it costs very little. 

A donation of $20 pays for a child to attend story hour three times a week for a year and provides storybooks to read on his or her own. 

Give the gift of literacy to one or more children today,

 
   

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