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Change a child’s story: help them read

by Bookmark in London, England, United Kingdom


raised of £10,000 target
35% 20 days left
This project will only be funded if at least £10,000 is pledged by 22nd April 2020 at 12:00am

27% of children in England leave primary school unable to read to the required level. Help us make it 0%.

by Bookmark in London, England, United Kingdom

Bookmark is a children's literacy charity.

We recruit and train volunteers and we partner with primary schools who have children at risk of not meeting the expected standard in reading.

We use the Bookmark App to match children with volunteers who live or work in the local community. The volunteer and child spend 30 minutes together, twice a week, for a six-week programme. 

Each session includes classroom book reading, building reader identity and literacy games. We provide all the reading materials the volunteers need in our Bookmark Box that every one of our partner schools receives.

Our reading sessions are always free for the children. 

We give every school five free programmes, after that, we charge £1 per session. This ensures schools value the service, and is a small contribution towards our costs. For the children who need us, we are changing the story.

Your support will enable us to reach even more schools, volunteers and ultimately, change the stories of the children that need us. 

Let's make 'Change a child’s story: help them read' happen

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