Imagine a World where you can’t Read….!
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 is passionate about the importance of literacy and tackling the problems of low literacy and the effect this has on the whole of our community.
We help to improve the literacy of young people in the Woking area in two main ways:
- By giving free books to the pupils at 10 or so primary schools in Woking. Over the past 20 years we have given over 40,000 books. Year 2 pupils typically get a book of their choice each term and at present we are distributing about 600 books a term.
- By providing one-to-one tuition at four of Woking’s primary schools. Each school year we help about sixty pupils, whose school see them as being behind in their reading skill.
Let’s Read is a registered charity, constituted as a company limited by guarantee. It was formed out of the Sheerwater / Maybury Partnership, which was created to address inequality within the community.
Our funding is through grants and donations of money or books from individuals, businesses or private sector organisations. Every penny of money donated for books is used to buy books for children. Woking Borough Council give us use of a small office space and, in the past, a funding grant. We rely on volunteer support for reading tutors and book-gifting helpers.