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  • Module 01 Activity 2: Fundraising Timeline

     Aditya updated 3 days, 22 hours ago 44 Members · 44 Posts
  • Lorena

    Administrator
    June 16, 2024 at 1:16 pm

    Through this training, we want you to generate innovative ideas for fundraising, advocacy, leadership, and communications strategies that will propel our mission forward: to raise $30.000 and change the lives of 150,000 children who have never owned a book.

    Take a moment to consider why providing books to children is essential

    What impact can access to books have on their lives?  

    Please, give us your answers in our discussion group.

  • Grayson

    Member
    June 18, 2024 at 5:57 pm

    Providing books to children is essential due to the fundamentality of reading and the significant barrier caused by illiteracy. Literacy has a direct impact on one’s future, so eradicating illiteracy, particularly in underprivileged and marginalized communities, is vital to creating an equitable, sustainable, and fair future.

  • Sarina

    Member
    June 18, 2024 at 6:38 pm

    Books let us explore different perspectives, cultures, and ideas, shaping our worldview. They empower us with information, inspiring creativity and personal growth. Giving children access to books and promoting literacy is vital as it opens a world of knowledge that helps them in their daily lives.

  • Livhuwani

    Member
    June 19, 2024 at 11:19 am

    Having access to books can literally change the way they see themselves, not only will it increase their knowledge and vocabulary but it will do a great deal in affirming their self esteem.

  • Ayishath

    Member
    June 19, 2024 at 4:23 pm

    Providing books to children is essential for their cognitive, emotional, and social development. According to the studies I’ve read and known books help kids develop language skills, expand their vocabularies, and stimulate critical thinking and imagination. It prepares them for the adulthood and environment, from the imaginations and tales of the author’s narration. It’s also a path for their self-discovery, they also offer understanding of cultural understanding and knowledge. Remarkable individuals like Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel in space and Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, a renowned astrophysicist, came from non-privileged backgrounds and became influential scientists due to their love of reading. Dr. Jemison was inspired by science fiction, including “Star Trek,” where the character Lieutenant Uhura, played by Nichelle Nichols, represented diversity and inclusion in science fiction, books do bring many ideas into the minds of the youth, so providing them with this, will really guide our generation to grow with better ideas.

  • Leena

    Member
    June 21, 2024 at 5:11 pm

    Providing children with books is essential because literacy is a fundamental right that everybody should have. Books can teach a variety of things and connect children with the rest of the world and with each other. They have endless positive impacts and could change how each child lives their life. Books can be used to gain deeper understanding of any topics but they can also be used to bring joy and light.

  • Lydia

    Member
    June 21, 2024 at 8:57 pm

    Providing books to children is vital to support the education of children worldwide. The ability to read can open so many doors and lay the foundation for growth and progress in someone’s life. Without reading, individuals can be closed off from the information the world has to offer and can inhibit a child’s potential.

  • Haleema

    Member
    June 22, 2024 at 6:11 am

    Providing children with books is crucial in ensuring a child’s development. Books offer children an escape from the harsh world into one with endless possibilities, promoting imagination and creativity. The ability to read also boosts a child’s self-confidence and supports academic success, laying a solid foundation for future achievements.

  • ashwak

    Member
    June 22, 2024 at 7:16 am

    Inspire one’s curiosity, outlook, perspective, thinking. It is an empowering, knowledge that is and should be a right for every child, anywhere.

  • Hongzhe

    Member
    June 22, 2024 at 7:44 am

    Providing children with books is crucial because books are not only a source of knowledge, but also a key tool for children’s intellectual and emotional development. Here are some of the profound effects that books can have on a child’s life:

    Promotes Cognitive Development: Books provide rich linguistic input and cognitive stimulation that contribute to the growth of a child’s vocabulary and thinking skills.

    Enhances learning: Children who are exposed to books early in life tend to perform better academically, and improved reading skills play a fundamental role in future learning and academic success.

    Foster imagination and creativity: The stories and content in books stimulate children’s imagination and creativity, helping them to develop new worldviews and mindsets.

    Builds emotional connections: Time spent reading with parents and children strengthens the parent-child relationship, and stories in books can help children understand and process emotions and develop empathy.

    Raise social awareness: Books introduce different cultures, backgrounds and values, helping children understand diversity and inclusion and develop a global perspective.

    Reduce inequality: For families with few resources, books are an effective way to access knowledge and opportunities, helping children break the cycle of poverty and achieve personal and social progress.

    To advance our mission, here are some innovative fundraising, advocacy, leadership and communication strategies:

  • Archelyn

    Member
    June 22, 2024 at 11:45 am

    It makes children more intelligent and creative.

    It is very common for people to know that reading books can enhance ones intelligence, and then stop there. But, it is also crucial to know and to be taught that reading can also enhance vocabulary, creativity, and emotional intelligence. By reading different books, a child or a reader can put their heads or shoes on someone else’s life, hence, having the power to agree or disagree with the protagonists’ actions and so on and so forth.

    Reading is one step to open more doors for a person, let’s start with that.

  • Kayla

    Member
    June 23, 2024 at 1:49 am

    As someone who has easy access to libraries and bookstores, I sometimes take books for granted. But after researching about literacy issues and learning about students my age who do not have the resources to read a book, I’ve realized just how important books are. My elementary librarian used to say: “books can offer two functions. they can be windows, and they can be mirrors. a window lets you see through the eyes of someone very different from yourself, which can teach you about other world views and experiences. mirrors are a reflection of your own experience, which can make you feel seen.” I can’t agree more with her words. Books are such an important part of our development and education, and I want to bring that joy to everyone.

  • Jasmine

    Member
    June 23, 2024 at 10:53 am

    Access to books can really change someone’s life. Books encourage understanding of new viewpoints which provide insights into new ways of thinking. By understanding view points other than our own, we foster innovation. Furthermore, books can help develop vocabulary and enhance comprehension. These skills are vital for effective communication.

  • Kaity

    Member
    June 23, 2024 at 11:16 am

    I see books as vessels that allow anyone, anywhere at any point in time to be completely transformed. Children need this, because as their plastic brains are still developing, books and reading give them the best possible push in being innovative, creative and intelligent thinkers. The world needs these children in the future, and books are at the core of learning.

  • Izabella

    Member
    June 23, 2024 at 8:27 pm

    Not only does access to books give children the opportunity to expand their critical thinking skills, grow their vocabulary, and learn more about language, but it also allows for growth personally. Books can teach children about the world by showing them new perspectives and cultures, allowing them to become both better and more well-rounded people. Books give children the opportunity to succeed.

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