- Did you know that there are nearly 800 million people in the world who can’t read?
- Or that two thirds of those people are women and girls?
That’s why I support the amazing charity Room To Read as a Writer Ambassador.
Room To Read is looking for 50 schools around Australia to support 50 girls in the developing world. Each school needs to raise just $365 – that’s enough to send a girl to school for a year.
Two of the schools I’ve visited this year have already got involved. Maybe your school would like to organise a fundraiser around Book Week?
You can read more about the campaign (including more fundraising ideas) on Tristan Bancks’ website.