International Book Giving Day: Books for Timor Leste

February 12, 2014

February 14th is International Book Giving Day. This initiative encourages people worldwide to give a book to a child on February 14th. There are many ways you be be part of this initiative, you could give a book to a friend or family member, leave a book in a waiting room for children to read, or donate books to your local library, hospital, shelter or to an organisation that distributes used books to children internationally. For more information have a look at the International Book Giving Day website. They also have a list of organisations that work towards providing books for children. In addition to buying a book for Miss 9 and buying books for the children’s reading space that I helped set up and support in Fiji, I’d like to share a very special reading program with you. One of the first organisations I volunteered with when I moved to Australia was Alola Australia. Alola Australia works to support children and women in Timor Leste (East Timor). They have introduced a program called Readers for Timor, for AU$10, a pack of 8 readers will be given to a school in Timor Leste. Please consider supporting Readers for Timor this International Book Giving Day and Valentine’s Day.

If you’re interested in the reading room I support, please leave me a comment, I’d love to have a chat.


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