What a wonderful event. The employees at FreeBalance would like to thank the people at LitWorld who made World Read Aloud Day 2012 possible. The feedback from the employees was very positive. And the feedback from the children was especially enthusiastic. This event is such a special way to get involved in the local community in a meaningful way. And it was great that FreeBalance could demonstrate its commitment to literacy in such a fun and engaging manner.
This is the third consecutive year FreeBalance participated in World Read Aloud Day. Twelve offices around the world read at local schools, orphanages, and three SOS Children’s Villages. The offices that participated included: Antigua & Barbuda, Canada, Guatemala, India, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Liberia, Miami, Mongolia, Palestine, Sierra Leone and Timor-Leste.
This year each office selected a book in the local language. Activity kits and crayons were also provided to children by FreeBalance staff members and text was translated in seven different languages to encourage understanding and participation. Each child received a certificate of achievement.
Here are images from some of the FreeBalance offices around the world: