Reading is the key to unlocking a child's full potential. Inability to read can bring alienation and delinquency, and entrench poverty.
Let's Read Ltd helps to improve the literacy of young people in the Woking area in two main ways:
- by giving free books to the pupils at 13 of the schools in Woking. Over the past 12 years we have given over 35,000 books. The pupils typically get a book of their choice each term. At present we are distributing almost a thousand books a term.
- by providing one-to-one tuition at four of Woking's primary schools. We help about sixty pupils each school year, whose schools see them as being behind in their reading skill
Let's Read Ltd is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee.
Our funding is principally through donations from individuals or private sector organisations, either of money or of books. Every penny of the money donated for books is used to buy books for children. Woking Borough Council give us a grant and the use of a small office space. All our reading tutors and book-gifting staff are volunteers.
Join our mission to ensure every child in the Woking area is a confident reader by age 11.
Reading is the key to unlocking a child’s full potential and one of the best routes out of poverty for our poorest children. Yet in our country today too many children, including 40% of our poorest children, leave primary school without being able to read well.
Let's Read has been been tackling this for more than 12 years!
Dont forget World Book Day!
Minette Marrin, Sunday Times
“I passionately believe that the single most powerful weapon against racism – and the social breakdown that is part of it- is the teaching of reading”
Let's Read Ltd, 15a Monument Way East, Woking, Surrey GU21 5LY T: 01483 757931 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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