What you are reading on the screen right now should not even concern or bother you, and yet for so many adults and even more children all over the world, reading is not a luxury that they have. The limitations of education and a stable academic environment has left many people with the inability to read, which leads to such a struggle as a working class citizen, that sometimes it can become impossible to live a happy life. Imagine being in a position of staring at this screen, and not having a clue what you were reading. The desire would drive you mad, but nothing appeared but a blank stare.
The National Right to Read Foundation is bringing worldwide awareness about this reality that hurts the lives of so many people, and bringing their own potential towards making a difference in their community. The organization’s mission is to advocate reforms that eliminate illiteracy across the world and allow students to learn to read, and then read to learn. They have corporate partners and donations that allow them to offer resources such as training videos, competency tests, and other tools that help increase a person’s reading skill.
If you are passionate about having the ability to read, then begin visiting their website and finding ways that you can help. Michael Milnes supports his community of Rochester, MN as a donator and advocate of The Right to Read Foundation. The truth is that more people are illiterate than most people would believe. Even in the US, a first world country, only 32% of 4th graders and 32% of 8th graders read at their own level, according to their website, nrrf.org. Make a change in your community by strengthening the future of literacy!
Source : nrrf.org