Tony Grant

Tony Grant

Jane Austen Walk for Literacy

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]On Sunday 17th June I will be taking part in the Jane Austen Walk for Literacy, starting at Jane Austen's House in Chawton, to raise money for a literacy library for a school in Ghana. The children will receive e-books and access to a digital library. Technology can revolutionise education in schools like this. If you would like to sponsor me that would be amazing. [/p][p]The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation is raising [b]£10,000[/b] for their Literacy Libraries Project (in partnership with Worldreader) - [b]to fund e-readers and an e-library [/b]for Suhum MA Experimental C School in Ghana - see below for more details. [b]100% of the money raised will be spent on the program[/b].[/p][p]At 10am on [b]17th June 2018[/b], I will be joining the [b]Jane Austen Walk for Literacy[/b] retracing Jane Austen's footsteps from Chawton Cottage to the Swan Hotel in Alton where Jane would collect post before walking home again.[/p][p]The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation is a registered not for profit organisation run by volunteers. The Jane Austen Literacy Foundation Literacy Libraries Program works in partnership with Worldreader to provide e-readers and e-libraries to schools in developing nations.[/p][p][b]The foundation was created by Caroline Jane Knight, Jane Austen's fifth great niece[/b], to harness the global passion for Jane Austen to support literacy through volunteer programs and fund literacy libraries for communities in need across the world. Caroline will be joined by Jane Austen Literacy Foundation ambassadors and other Janeites on the Jane Austen Walk for Literacy. For more information click here https://janeaustenlf.org/current-appeals/[/p][p][br][/p][p]Suhum MA Experimental C School in Ghana:[/p][p]In the eastern region of Ghana, Suhum is a peri-urban town and Worldreader have been working with the school for six years.[/p][p]According to the project manager for the Suhum school, Michael Sem who also doubles as the Primary 3 teacher, the e-reading program was a timely intervention for both pupils and teachers in Suhum M/A Experimental 'C' Primary School. “It came to salvage the poor reading habit of pupils in the Suhum Municipality. Since the inception of the e-reading program by Worldreader, there has been impressive progress in the teaching and learning process for us. [b]The pupils have adopted a positive reading culture because of the various and many reading materials on the e-readers.[/b] They also love the local stories that talks about their everyday lives. They can easily relate to the stories and this makes them eager to read more. Majority of the children in my class have read all the stories on the e-reader. They are always asking me to download new stories on their e-readers for them…”[/p][p]“As teachers, we have also benefited greatly from the usage of the e-readers. [b]Because the e-readers have teacher guides and teaching materials, we use them in preparing our lesson notes. You know sometimes we even forget that there was a shortage of textbooks in the school. [/b]Because of the textbooks on the e-readers, we don’t worry about textbooks at all. What impresses us most is the rate at which pupils read! The e-reader have relatively had a tremendous impact on the overall academic performance. Pupils now read with a level of confidence and precision… something that we never had before”[/p][p][b]“Because we’ve had the e-readers for close to 7 years and the kids have used them over and over again, the e-readers are seeing the effects of wear and tear. This has become worrying because pupils are now used to e-reading and become upset when they don’t get to use and e-reader. We would therefore be forever grateful if the Jane Austen Literacy Foundation could help to sustain the reading culture of our pupils by sponsoring as with more e- readers and a new e-library.”[/b][/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]All the best, Tony[/p][p][br][/p]
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Event

Personal Challenge Date

17 Jun 2018

Charity

Supporters


Jul 24, 2018

Richy Leonard

All the best, General.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 16, 2018

Anonymous

Great cause.

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Jun 15, 2018

Dan

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jun 11, 2018

Anonymous

Good for you Tony! Gabriel and Isobel

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jun 10, 2018

Sam and Sophie

Good luck.

£30.00


Jun 5, 2018

Raquel

Well done, dear friend!

£10.00


May 29, 2018

Anonymous

Good luck Tony, best wishes from Cath and Alan

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 29, 2018

Alan and Denise xx

Great cause Tony ... you are a walking wonder ...

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 25, 2018

Emily

More walking padre?!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


May 25, 2018

Michael Howard Grant

Good idea Anthony. Good luck on reaching your target. Can we follow your walk online?

£30.00

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