Launch Five Girls Clubs for Literacy Worldwide

by LitWorld
Apr 4, 2012

Pursuing Dreams: LitWorld LitClubs Inspire Across the Globe

The LitWorld Team in Ghana
The LitWorld Team in Ghana

The donations of GlobalGiving members have continued to make an incredible impact on the LitWorld community in the first quarter of 2012.  The generosity of this wonderful community has helped the message of global literacy and the power of story to travel far and wide in just the first few months of the new year.

In February, members of the LitWorld team made their first ever site visit to Ghana to meet with the 16 Girls LitClubs currently running in Accra and Kumasi.  The LitClub members shared their joy of reading and writing, and talked about their club experiences.  Seeing the girls' beautiful work in their notebooks and hearing their hopes, dreams, and determination to make their world a better place was inspiring.  Despite poverty and a lack of resources, our girls continue to grow into empowered young leaders who will be the driving force for change in our future.

Each club wrote their own Dream Poem together, through which they shared their hopes for themselves, their family, their country, and the world.  The girls wished for various things: becoming a doctor later in life, the creation of a library for their school, and world peace, to name a few.  Each of the girls agreed on one thing: the key to their dreams would be hard work and learning as much as possible.  They shared in the joy of wonderful texts such as "The Snowy Day" by Ezra Jack Keats and "Chrysanthemum" by Kevin Henkes, and each club received a supply of new books to start their own LitWorld library.

In addition to cultivating our LitClubs through visits and continued connection, LitWorld has continued to grow throughout the winter.  Our Girls LitClub curriculum has now been translated into Spanish, French, and Chinese, and is ready to travel as we set our sights on developing partnerships in Asia, West Africa, and Central America.  Throughout the world, the power of story is continuing to take root as we raise our voices together to achieve our dreams.

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LitWorld

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.litworld.org
LitWorld
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Dorothy Lee
New York, NY United States

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