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Project information

Let's Read London!

The World Literacy Foundation are planning to host a series of pop up libraries, book give-aways and special guest read aloud sessions in parks around London to encourage the love and habits of reading with a focus on disadvantaged children aged 4-12.

May 2019 - May 2019

Charity information: World Literacy Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    Many children who grow up in low-income families enter school with substantially smaller vocabularies than their classmates. This disadvantage leads to further disparities in achievement and success over time, from academic performance and persistence to earnings and family stability even 20 and 30 years later. It makes it harder for kids to develop their creativity and imagination, to learn, excel, and live up to their full potential.

    Solution

    This project will address this issue. We will provided pop-libraries, free children's books and read aloud sessions all targeted to children, families and communities where illiteracy is common during the summer months in London. We will focus on disadvantaged children aged 4-12 with limited access to books and with low literacy levels and we will target a few selected boroughs of London.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Encourage the love and habits of reading


    Activities

    » Run a series of pop up libraries, book give-aways and special guest read aloud sessions in parks around London during the summer holidays.

    What success will look like

    We will hopefully see children leaving our sessions with an increased appetite for reading and the tools to do so at home (free books).


    Aim 2

    Increase children's book ownership


    Activities

    » Provide a book give away to help engage children in reading

    What success will look like

    We hope to help disadvantaged children engage with reading and find suitable and engaging books for them to read.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We hope to foster a love of reading that in the longrun leads to decreased rates of illiteracy and school drop-outs. We are committed to measuring the social impact of this project and ensuring we are delivering a significant return on your investment. We use a monitoring and evaluation framework to capture quantitative and qualitative data on each of our programs, including data collection on changed behaviours via evaluation forms, surveys, focus groups and feedback from key stakeholders

    Risk

    We see limited amounts of risks with this project.

    Reporting

    The World Literacy Foundation is committed to measuring the social impact of this project. We use a monitoring and evaluation framework to capture quantitative and qualitative data on all of our projects and the results will be published in our annual report.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £5,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,500 Book give-aways Purchasing books
      £1,500 Pop-up libraries Producing pop-up libraries (with volunteers)
      £1,000 Managment Volunteers and management costs
  • Background

    Location

    Selected boroughs in London where poverty rates and low literacy levels among children are the highest.

    Beneficiaries

    Disadvantaged children age 4-12.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The World Literacy Foundation have a long history and success rate when it comes to leading these types of projects. We strive to ensure that every young individual regardless of geographic location has the opportunity to acquire literacy and reading skills to reach their full potential, succeed at school and beyond.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Cecilia Sandell

    Office Coordinator

    Volunteers

    All our keen and helpful volunteers