World International Book donation day 2020

Elizabeth Ziro
Posted February 14, 2020 from Kenya

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read- Mark  Twain

Today, the reading culture is sadly dying out. The school curriculum putting more emphasis on grading, and less on children reading to understand. At smiles of hope Kenya, we help pupils discover the joy and value of reading. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to read. access to books gives them the chance to shape their own future. We exist to help more kids discover the journey of reading and the opportunities it can bring.

We have been collecting books both new and gently used, to help pupils who cannot afford to buy and even donate to schools to encourage the reading culture. Today, International book donation day marks a very important day in our calendar of events. We are still collecting books to donate.

 

 

This story was submitted in response to Equal Education.

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maeann
Feb 14
Feb 14

This is amazing Elizabeth. I never know that there is an International book donation day. I hope those kids will appreciate the love of reading :) May you receive more books. I one of a fun of reading books. Kudos to you and your team.

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 14
Feb 14

Hi Maeann, now you know lol. Beginning of this month on the 5th, it was World Read aloud day, we had the day event at our Resource Centre where pupils got a storybook each and read aloud. it is very interesting with lots of benefits for the pupils. Thanks for the kind words and positive gesture. Hope you have a nice day

Tamarack Verrall
Feb 15
Feb 15

Dear Elizabeth,
I love that there is an International Book Donation Day. What a tremendous project. How great to see all these happy faces!

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 15
Feb 15

Hallo Tamarack,
Thank you for the positive feedback. We are literacy champions and we must be conversant with these days so that we celebrate with the rest of the world. It is our joy

Felicitas Wung
Feb 15
Feb 15

A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
Thanks mum

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 15
Feb 15

Yes, it goes without saying, dear. Stay well

Anita Shrestha
Feb 15
Feb 15

Wow so nice sister. It is great work and knowledge about it. Keep sharing

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 17
Feb 17

Thank you Anita for the positive feedback, it keeps me going.

Hello, dear,

Wow! Your work is amazing! Thank you for inspiring us to treasure books and donate them. I didn’t know such day exist. Thanks for this information. Keep up the great work!

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 17
Feb 17

Without books literacy suffers, Karen. Glad we can help

That is true, dear. Have a great day!

laison sylvie
Feb 17
Feb 17

Courage, I believe reading is a good habit to inculcate in children. Courage as you o more to impact these children.

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 17
Feb 17

Yes, we are trying to revive the reading culture which is dying slowly amongst pupils by encouraging children to read for fun. Thank you for the kind words Laison

Beth Lacey
Feb 17
Feb 17

I hope you got many. many books in your donation drive

Elizabeth Ziro
Feb 17
Feb 17

We are Beth, since the 1st book drive in 2017, the number of books we receive every other year is increasing. This has led us to open a community library early this year. I appreciate you positive gesture

Iam_motivated_jay
Feb 17
Feb 17

This is awesome. Appreciate this story