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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
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.
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.
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).
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.
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
We see limited amounts of risks with this project.
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 - Project Cost: £5,000Loading graph....
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
Selected boroughs in London where poverty rates and low literacy levels among children are the highest.
Disadvantaged children age 4-12.
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.
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