Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Changemakers for Children in Partnership with UNICEF

A few days ago I got an email about a live broadcast with Tatiana Grossman, the founder of Spread the Words, which campaigns for literacy in Africa. If you're interested in this great event, check out the link at the bottom of the this guest post:

"Children are the future of tomorrow. They are the next generation of leaders bringing joy and innovative design to the world. However, not all children are fortunate enough to achieve their dreams or live their lives. In Africa, there are nearly 75% of children who could not read or have access to books. These are impoverished children who lack the means of a proper education. But, we’re here to change that.

The World of Children Award is the only global funding nonprofit that recognizes individuals who are committed to improving the lives of children worldwide. Who are these individuals? They are humanitarians – people with compassion, motivation, and perseverance to take charge of making a difference in society. We are dedicated to finding heroes who are doing extraordinary work for children, and we share their amazing stories and programs with the media and others who are part of the global community working for the rights of children everywhere.

On November 1st at 5:30pm - 6:30pm, EST on Fora.tv - LIVE from UNICEF, the World of Children Award will broadcast “Changemakers for Children in partnership with the US Fund for UNICEF,” a live stream featuring social changemakers who are working to benefit children, including Tatiana Grossman, who founded Spread the Words, an organization dedicated to increasing early literacy in Africa.

Tatiana Grossman will be attending live and will be answering questions about her work. She recently also conducted an interview with CNN. Tatiana transforms the lives of children by collecting thousands of books through a solo book drive that now serve 62 schools and villages in Botswana and Lesotho. To this date, she has created libraries in 115 African Villages and primary schools for the first time. This year, Tatiana is prototyping digital projects and gathering free digital textbooks and content to equip classrooms in Africa.

Please take your time and watch the broadcast here: http://fora.tv/live/word_of_children/changemakers_for_children Learn more about how these individuals are committed to creating social change and how you can make a difference. If you have any questions, our changemakers will be available to answer them via live chat."

Thank you!

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