“Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.” -Kofi Annan, former United Nations Secretary-General
Room to Read is an organization that sees the world as a place where all children can earn an education to further their dreams and contribute to their community and the world by focusing on two aspects: literacy and gender equality in education.
Right now, Room to Read is hosting the first annual global yoga benefit which will take place on June 16, 2012 and is raising funds for girls’ education in India. Teachers can sign up to donate all proceeds from 60-90 minute classes to Read Namaste India! benefit. If you’d like to dedicate your practice that day to the cause, you may send donations to Room to Read. According to Room to Read, they chose yoga because “it is an activity in which even the youngest children can participate – on their own or together with their parents.” Although I only practice yoga occasionally, I agree and think this is a GREAT way to raise money and encourage a great activity at the same time.
I think Room to Read is a wonderful organization and I follow them on Twitter. I would encourage my readers to do the same! Please take a look at their website and if you like what you see, follow them @RoomtoRead. Enjoy and keep reading!