"Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy" by John Wood
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Books in any language do not do much good if students cannot read, so the program also emphasizes literacy, writing skills and teacher training. Wood describes the crippling, long-term toll of illiteracy.
Poor nations know they will remain poor without schools and books, yet they often lack the resources to provide quality education. Children in remote regions walk long distances to get to school and will do anything to hold a book in their hands.
sandbox.cmnv.org/how-to-cell-phone-track-android.php Because teachers in Africa may have no books or blackboards, they scratch words in dry dirt with a stick, as students gather around. One young black man in South Africa was so eager to read that he walked house to house in white neighborhoods after dark, looking through trash barrels for discarded books and magazines. Because girls tend to drop out of school earlier than boys for economic and cultural reasons, an ancillary goal is to provide financial support to ensure that girls can continue their education through high school and beyond.
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