LitWorld has been selected by the Pearson Foundation as the recipient of a very special matching grant award. The Pearson Foundation identifies major changemakers who are creating solutions for the educational disadvantages young people face around the world. This award is an enormous honor for us, in celebration of what LitWorld has accomplished so far, and in honor of faith in our future.
Here is the grand challenge the Pearson Foundation has made to us right now: If we can raise $250,000 by December 31, 2012, the Pearson Foundation will match these contributions dollar for dollar, to raise a total of $500,000 by year's end.
If we meet this challenge, we can launch fifty new LitClubs and LitCamps in Harlem, in Kibera, in Kisumu, in Kumasi, in Manila, in Port au Prince, in the communities that reach out to us every day because they are inspired by LitWorld's unique approach to education and they want to join the movement.
There are close to a billion people in the world who cannot read. Two thirds of them are girls. The time is urgent for us to change this. Help us make this happen, click here to make a contribution today.