What's the Problem?
In South Africa 8 out of 10 children cannot read for meaning. If they never progress beyond this point – if they never learn to see reading as a crucial life skill and a key to imaginative thinking – they will never grow to their full potential. They will never experience the other worlds, the other ideas, the other lives that books can offer them.
What's the Solution?
Make reading important. Give books … and books … and more books to children who have none. Believe in our children. Listen to them. Encourage them. Show them that reading is the most important skill they will ever learn. Do it soon. They are waiting.