I’ve lamented a few times here about the lack of good libraries both where Mtuseni goes to college and in the K-12 school that his brother and sister attend. However, I was unaware that the situation was as widespread as the statistic above.
Books open the door to knowledge and discovery and opportunity. Once my little buddy graduates, I hope to devote considerable effort to changing the situation in his community… and beyond. For now, you can help by supporting Room to Read. This nonprofit collaborates with communities and local governments in Africa and Asia to help primary school kids develop literacy skills and a habit of reading. It also helps support girls to complete secondary school.
Like me, Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. Check out their website to learn more!
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