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.