If you are reading my blog, you are probably a person who has spent (or will spend) most of your life working with people and making the world a better place. I am writing today to ask you to support an important online library that enables kids to share their ideas and connect with others. It is Write Our World.
You have heard me talk or seen me present about this program. I first heard about Write Our World at the 2016 ISTE conference in Denver. I realized that Write Our World was an opportunity for recognizing children’s stories and reflecting their personal multicultural experience by sharing their tales in English as well as their native languages. A year later, I was asked to join their board and now am working with Write Our World to make a difference in the world. This is beyond being a professor at UNI. This is what I am doing to help kids around the world.
Write Our World is . . .
Write Our World is an interactive online library that empowers our youth to tell their stories and share them. These are multilingual ebooks written and orally recorded BY KIDS FOR KIDS in both English and their native languages. Around the globe, more than 450 child authors have created 180 books in 27 languages. Write Our World is making a difference in youth’s lives because it gives them a platform for sharing. Learn more about Write Our World in this 3-minute video
Kids share important parts of their lives:
- The Weaving of Todos Santos Cuchumatan (Spanish, Mam, and English)
- My Story is about Drums in Kisumu (Swahili and English)
- The Day I Knew the Meaning of My Name (Farsi and English)
Support Write Our World
We are a startup non-profit organization. Presently we operate with a handful of staff and volunteers. We want to make a greater difference in the world so we are running a fundraising drive to raise $10,000 over the next 5 weeks. Write Our World is participating in the Global Giving Accelerator Program from November 27th-December 31st. We need your support to help bring this writing opportunity to more children around the world.
Your Contribution is More Meaningful on TuesdayTuesday, November 27th is #Givingtuesday. This is the day when Global Giving will match whatever you donate. It’s not necessarily a 100% match but will add to Write Our World donations. All funds raised on November 27th will increase our chances of getting additional matching funds and bonus donations in the future. Every donation helps refugees, immigrants, indigenous and multilingual youth feel empowered and lets their voices be heard!
Share Your Wealth on Tuesday. The Kids of the World will thank you.