This is how Lukuralli works
Lukuralli Readathon goes on for four weeks. Before the campaign starts the students will find themselves one – or possibly more than one – reading sponsor. The sponsor can be a parent, guardian, grandparent, other relative, neighbour or other acquaintance. The reading sponsor will commit to a chosen amount of money they will pay for each hour the student reads. The amount does not need to be big; it can be anything from €0,20 to €1,00, for instance. The most important thing is to encourage the student to read as much as possible!
During the Lukuralli Readathon the students will read both in school and in their free-time as much as they can. They will keep track of their daily reading time in their personal Lukupassi (Reading Passport), provided by Taksvärkki ry. The themes of the campaign will be discussed in class and they include topics such as the importance of education and literacy, children’s rights, as well as the life and dreams of youth in Malawi.
Students colour in every fifteen minutes they read in their Reading Passports to form full one-hour circles. The students are free to choose what they want to read. It can be anything from children’s books to non-fiction, short stories, comic books etc. The time spent reading together with an adult, a bed-time story, for instance, can also be counted in.
Once the Lukuralli Readathon campaign ends the reading sponsor donates the total amount corresponding to the number of reading hours the student has collected. The donation instructions can be found on this page. The donations collected with the Lukuralli campaign will be directed towards Taksvärkki ry’s development co-operation project supporting girls’ education and their rights in Malawi, in southern Africa.
New Reading Passport?
In case you have collected plenty of reading hours and filled an entire Lukupassi or lost one you can print a new one here:
Donation instructions for reading sponsors
After Lukuralli Readathon has ended the reading sponsor will donate the amount corresponding to the reading hours collected by the student. The donation can be made either
• to Taksvärkki ry’s bank account Nordea FI96 1521 3000 1014 53 using the reference number given to the school or
• by making a MobilePay transaction (using your smartphone) to Taksvärkki ry’s school specific number.
Both the reference number and the MobilePay number can be found in the Wilma message sent by the teacher or by contacting Taksvärkki ry’s office:
050 3415507 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Taksvärkki ry’s fundraising permits in Finland: POL/2014/13672 and ÅLR/2018/4729