FSFRL International Literacy Week Events & Giveaway
September 8 was declared International Literacy Day (ILD) by UNESCO on October 26, 1966. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. The goal is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities, and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries, and the FSRL is joining in the fun!
Among other things we’re hosting discussions about literacy, why it’s important, and hosting a fundraiser and giveaway. The funds raised will be donated to the World Literacy Foundation.
What Is The World Literacy Foundation?
Andrew G Kay began school in 1966 unable to read. As reading was introduced to him, he realized the power of literacy, and its importance in combating poverty.
According to the World Literacy Foundation’s website, 1-in-5 people in the world cannot read or write.
They have projects in 80+ countries that are trying to change those statistics. With the help of partners around the world, volunteers and donors, they’re making a difference.
Join The FSFRL Giveaway & Fundraiser
As readers, we all support literacy. So, the authors of the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Support Group decided to take it one step further.
We have gathered together, and donated a total of 22 eBooks to giveaway to one lucky participant!
We’re asking entrants to help support the WIL with a donation (if you can), but it is not a requirement to be entered.
This fundraiser will last from September 8th to the 21st.
Here’s how to enter:
- Donate any amount to the fundraiser to the World Literacy Foundation (if you can),
- Follow WLF on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest news
- Suggest a Fantasy and/or SciFi book for us to read (this suggestion must be one that has NOT been made yet – so read the other suggestions)
- Share this post
- and, of course, be a Lounge member!
Want a peek at what is up for grabs? Go ahead and click the link: https://vsholmes.com/fsfrl.html
May the odds forever be in your favor
If You've Enjoyed This Post...
- Be sure to check out the Fantasy & Sci-Fi Readers Lounge over on Facebook
- Check out the events that are running this week
- Donate to the World Literacy Foundation, (if you can)
- Enter the giveaway, for your chance to win an awesome collection of books (including “Under A Hunter’s Moon“)
- Provide feedback and comments below