From 14–27 September, Open Door Basel sponsored a two-week Readathon in the Basel area. Given the educational pause that many children experienced last year due to the COVID-19 shutdown, the goals of the Readathon included:
- restarting your child’s reading minds after the long summer
- reminding children how much fun reading can be
- teaching children the value of donation
ALL proceeds from the Readathon were donated to Room to Read, a global non-profit organisation that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
About Room to Read
Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. They are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. They collaborate with governments and other partner organisations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefitted more than 18 million children across 16 countries and 37,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025.