Lukuralli Readathon inspires children to read
Taksvärkki ry’s Lukuralli Readathon campaign inspires students to read and helps them understand the significance of literacy. Reading is an essential element that greatly affects the development of skills, imagination and creativity of a child. It is also the key to one’s involvement in society.
During their four-week Lukuralli Readathon the students are encouraged to read as much as possible – both in school and in their free time as well, while supporting the education of children and youth in Nepal.
Behind the idea for Lukuralli Readathon are two mothers from Espoo, who share a passion for encouraging students to read while doing their share as global citizens.
”The key to a better life is education made possible by literacy. For this very reason we want to challenge all Finnish schools to take part in Lukuralli Readathon”, says Pauliina Erätuuli, who held the first Lukuralli Readathon together with Aino Försti-Smith.
With the help of reading sponsors Lukuralli Readathon raises funds for Taksvärkki ry’s work in Nepal. Lukuralli Readathon teaches about the importance of literacy and children’s rights while getting to know the everyday lives of the youth in Nepal.
Further information on Taksvärkki ry’s project in Nepal.
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(Operation a Day’s Work Finland)
Funded by youth themselves, Taksvärkki has implemented development co-operation projects for the benefit of the children and the youth of the world for over fifty years.
Taksvärkki is an expert organisation of development co-operation projects and global citizenship education. The development co-operation projects empower young people, promote youth participation in society and defend youth rights in developing countries. With different campaigns and work in the field of global citizenship education Taksvärkki encourages the youth of Finland to take on their global responsibility. Read more about Taksvärkki’s work.
Taksvärkki ry’s fundraising permits in Finland: RA/2021/1029
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