Our partner Pratham is celebrating International Literacy Day (September 8) through an awareness campaign called I Believe. Pratham works with communities, parents, and governments to provide educational programs, create educational standards, and advocate for educational reform in India. In India 100 million children cannot read at age level.
There is a lot you can do to spread the word about I Believe on International Literacy Day. You can tweet on Pratham’s behalf and share their message with your followers, follow the campaign on Facebook, add a badge to your site and also donate $25 to educate a child for one year.
Visit Pratham USA’s web site to learn more!
Images courtesy of Pratham USA.
One of the issues we take seriously here at Mom Bloggers for Social Good is literacy and education. The more children have access to education and books, the better for our future world! That’s why we are proud to partner with Pratham USA.
From our new partner, Pratham USA:
Though 96.5% of children in India attend school, almost half of the child population (100 million children) cannot read. Without an education, these children are vulnerable to drop out of school, continue in a cycle of poverty, and become victims to child labor or child marriage. Pratham USA, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the fundraising arm of the largest education-based NGO in India, aims to not only place every child in school, but to make sure that they are learning well. Pratham works with communities, parents, and governments to provide educational programs, create educational standards, and advocate for educational reform.
For more information, visit www.prathamusa.org, become their Facebook fan and follow them on Twitter.
We will be joining with Reading is Fundamental (RIF) along with our sister site, Mom Bloggers Club and five wonderful co-hosts for the #BeBookSmart tweet chat on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 from 6- 8 PM EST. We will talk all things children’s literacy and Macy’s will give away 10 $25 Macy’s gift cards as prizes throughout the two hours.
RSVP here to join us!
RIF (Reading Is Fundamental) has partnered with Macy’s to create Be Book Smart, a national partnership to raise awareness and support of children’s literacy. This effort will help RIF provide free books and literacy resources to children nationwide, while expanding RIF’s outreach to the children at greatest risk for developing reading difficulties. This campaign provides an opportunity for Macy’s customers to join the effort and have an impact on literacy in their community.
Through July 31, 2012, Macy’s customers can give $3 to provide a book for a child and receive a coupon for $10 off* a $50 in-store purchase at any Macy’s nationwide. Macy’s will give 100% of every $3 to RIF.
Since 2004, Macy’s has played an integral part of helping RIF carry out its mission, raising over $21 million to support children’s literacy. That means millions of free books and resources for children who need them the most.
Learn more at rif.org/macys.