(Ed. Note: Regular readers of Kindle Nation Daily know that we’ve been thrilled to support our friends at WorldReader.org for the past couple of years in their very important work of bringing the magic and reading revolution of Kindle to children around the world. Today we’re happy to share a guest post from WorldReader’s Susan Moody on how we can all use the power of voting to change education in Africa. –Steve Windwalker)
By Susan Moody, WorldReader.org
We have great news today! Worldreader has been chosen as one of 25 charities to participate in the second annual American Giving Awards presented by Chase! This is a big deal for us. Why? It’s an opportunity for Worldreader to win up to $1 MILLION, and to increase “Books for all” awareness globally like never before.
The stakes are high. With $1 million, we could enter 20 new countries, work with hundreds of new schools and help tens of thousands of children. It would allow us to scale our capacity in extraordinary ways, and get e-books and Kindles to an entire generation even faster. That means empowering students sooner, and giving them more resources to break the cycle of poverty and step confidently into their promising futures. If we win, it would be a rocket ship blast forward on every “Books for all” front.
Friends of Worldreader, we need your help. We won’t be able to do this without you. It’s that simple. Here’s the truth: We ARE experts in getting e-books into the hands of children in the world’s most poverty-stricken areas. We are NOT experts in mobilizing hundreds of thousands of people to vote for us on Facebook. That’s why we’re going to need all of your help in getting enough votes. Whether you’re a high school student, an author, a book lover, part of a running group, a taxi driver, a teacher, an entrepreneur, a parent talking to other parents at soccer games, or a radio host – whatever! We need every single one of you. We ask you to commit to help us win $1 million so we can do more of what we’re good at — transforming reading in the developing world.
We can’t win this without you so please vote and forward to your friends and family- it will make all the difference. Winning means we could empower a generation of young readers in 20 new countries across the developing world with the reading materials to change their lives.
Here’s how to help, it’s easy:
- Step 1. Vote here
- Step 2. Help spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, your blog and your newsletter. We’ve put together a kit where you can grab banners, Facebook posts, tweets…whatever you need to get the word out. Click here: What More Can I Do
- Step 3. Forward this newsletter
Help us change education in Africa. Please commit to vote for Worldreader between Nov. 27 and Dec. 4 and share it with your circles. Check back in the coming days for banners, videos and other resources you can use to get the word out. The results will be announced on NBC Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. EST.
Our success is your success. Let’s do this together!
From the bottom of all of our hearts, THANK YOU!