Student Org. Seeks Alumni Support to Help Build a Library


Members of the GW Room to Read chapter

Are you a GW alumnus/a with a passion for promoting literacy in other countries? Do you love to dance?  This fall, you can do both with GW’s Room to Read chapter!

The chapter will be holding a dance-a-thon on October 11, in the Marvin Center, to raise money for the non-profit organization Room to Read.

Room to Read works in South/Southeast Asia and Africa to promote literacy and gender equality in education.  The organization establishes school libraries, builds schools,  publishes local-language children’s books, trains teachers on literacy education, and supports girls in completing secondary school.  Its programs have benefited more than 7.8 million children, with a goal to reach 10 million children by 2015

The GW Room to Read chapter was founded last year, and has already raised close to $1,000 to support the non-profit.

The goal of the GW dance-a-thon on is to raise $5,000—enough to build a library.  “We would love to have alumni support in this endeavor!” the group said via email.

If you would like to donate to the cause or register for the event, please click here.  For more information about the GW Room to Read chapter, follow them on Facebook!

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