Every August in the KIP we hold our annual week-long Book Fair, where parents and students can purchase books, stationery and craft kits at great prices. This generates funds for us, which we then, in turn, “pay forward” in the form of gifts for Mudgeeraba Special School and a cash donation to the Room to Read organisation.
Room to Read is a non-profit organisation which achieves brilliant results in over ten impoverished countries, delivering literacy programmes and promoting gender equality through education.
For girls in the world’s poorest countries, staying in school longer means they more likely to marry later, build a smaller and healthier family, lower their probability of contracting HIV, and earn a higher wage. Educated women are also more likely to educate their own children - ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation. Over 10 million children have benefited from their efforts to date.
Thanks to the generosity and support of you, the Somerset community, we donated $2,300 to Room to Read in 2016, which made us their number one fundraiser for the year. Congratulations, Somerset, you’ve helped change the world for the better!
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