Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to make books and reading resources accessible to all children in South Africa. This will in turn help improve our literacy rates as well as foster the love of reading among children even in poor communities.
It's all part of making a better world.
Reading improves learning outcomes. If all children are open to reading for fun, then our country's pass rates are also going to be impacted positively. This will mean that more children from poor communities will be able to gain entry to universities and change the cycle of poverty in their poor communities.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by children in townships and rural communities in South Africa. These are children from marginalised communities whose parents are either unemployed or living below the poverty line.
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
Improved access to reading materials
Foster the love of reading
Starting reading clubs in poor communities
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
Will measure it by seeing how many children are getting books and have access to reading materials. he frequency in which they access those materials and whether or not children are joining reading clubs around them, if there are any.
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?