Imagine if your library looked like this…

May 3, 2016 at 2:59 pm | Posted in children's literacy | Leave a comment
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Just take a look at this photo! This is an actual photo of a REAL school library in a village in Nepal, taken by Geordie Torr, Editor of National Geographic Australia and New Zealand, just last week! Geordie has very kindly given me permission to re-post this photo from his fantastic travel blog.

Can you imagine how sad you would be if this was YOUR library? The books are old and scruffy, piled up in a higgledy heap, and most of them are random donations from passing travellers, so they’re of little interest to children. And there are hardly any books at all! How would you ever fall in love with reading books if this was your only access to them?

But thousands of kids your age have school libraries like this – or sometimes no library at all – in places like Nepal, and in many countries in Asia and Africa and the developing world. That’s why it’s so important for all of us, who were lucky enough to be born in rich countries, to support charities like Room To Read, which is having an amazing impact on schools just like this. Make sure you show Mum and Dad this page – your teachers too – and see what you can do to help these children.

Here’s a link to get you started: http://www.roomtoread.org.

And when you’ve done that, take a look at Geordie’s fabulous blog at http://natgeotraveller.com.au/blog!

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