Skype for literacy
MANILA, Philippines – Once upon a time, when children were privileged enough to have parents and lived in circumstances where they had books to read, they were tucked into bed with a bedtime story as a treat. From swashbuckling tales of adventurers to the whimsical worlds of fairies and wizards, books fed the dreams of the young.
But it was a dream for those who neither had parents nor the luxury to have books by their bedside, if they had any bed to begin with. These very same children might be in school, but had no supplementary reading outside their classrooms.
A woman named Yans Gangharadan realized that literacy goes beyond classroom lectures, so she founded the Right To Learn project. Yans wanted to help those who were on the brink of missing out on an education: children from disadvantaged or dysfunctional backgrounds that could either not afford the help or didn't prioritize education.
As more children come knocking on her door, Yans is looking for online volunteers for one-on-one reading sessions through Skype. Read stories to the children, assist them in their reading assignments. Help the children find their happily ever after by empowering them. If you'd like to help, reach out to Yans on email or visit the Right To Learn Facebook page for more details. – Rappler.com
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