September 16, 2015: We Did It!
September 15, 2015: Did You Know Today is Dot Day?
September 8, 2015: Happy International Literacy Day!
September 4, 2015: International Dot Day Joins #Pages4Progress
September 1, 2015: #Pages4Progress in Nakuru, Kenya
August 25, 2015: Blogging for Progress
August 14, 2015: Double Your Donation!
August 6, 2015: Journalist Marco Werman on the Power of Education
August 4, 2015: Reader Photos, Videos, and more!
July 22, 2015: Author Interview with Terry Farish
July 21, 2015: Author Interview with George Harrar
July 17, 2015: Rose Wins Recruitment Challenge!
July 9, 2015: Challenge Extended!
July 2, 2015: Better Together Reading Challenge
June 25, 2015: Partner with us
Thank you to all of the #Pages4Progress readers who read 2,048,157 pages this summer to improve access to education!
YOU created a literacy movement that not only helped raise money for our global education programs, but also increased awareness for education issues around the world. We are grateful for your support!
Happy International Dot Day!
Today, almost four million people in 115 countries are celebrating education, creativity, and collaboration with #Pages4Progress and #DotDay15.
Don’t stop reading! “Make your mark” by submitting the pages you’ve read this summer to #Pages4Progress. If you’ve already logged all your pages, invite your friends to join the campaign! We need more readers to help us reach our goal.
Today is the last day to participate in #Pages4Progress! Will you help us reach 2 million pages?
Take action today!
Celebrate International Literacy Day with World Education to raise awareness and funds for millions of people around the world who cannot read or write:
1. Continue reading #Pages4Progress. You now have until International Dot Day on September 15th to log your pages!
2. Tell us why reading is important to you. Use the hashtag #Pages4Progress to share on social media (and make sure your post is public so we can see it).
TODAY, September 8th, each time you log your pages, post about #Pages4Progress on social media, or make a contribution to World Education, you will be entered to win a $25 Target gift card–that’s a lot of chances! We will announce the winners in tomorrow’s email.
International Dot Day joins #Pages4Progress to amplify our voices for literacy!
Together, we will make our mark on International Literacy Day (Sept. 8-9). We need EVERYONE’S creative energy to solve the issues around global literacy & education.
To celebrate our partnership with International Dot Day, we’re extending our campaign to give everyone even more time to #MakeYourMark for education around the globe! Here’s how:
- Continue reading #Pages4Progress. You now have until International Dot Day on September 15th to log your pages!
- Celebrate International Literacy Day (Sept. 8-9) with us and you could win some wonderful prizes — details are coming soon.
- Stay tuned through International Dot Day on September 15th for ways help the #Pages4Progress community #MakeOurMark!
International Dot Day celebrates every individual’s creative spark, and encourages students everywhere to “make your mark, and see where it takes you.”
Inspired by the award-winning children’s book, The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds, Dot Day began in a single classroom in 2009 and since become a global celebration of creativity, courage, and collaboration.
Students at Pangani Special School in Nakuru, Kenya are reading #Pages4Progress! Through partnership with Pink Elephant, students at Pangani Special School are reading and logging their pages to improve access to education for children with disabilities.
With only two more weeks left before International Literacy Day on September 8th, we need your help! Now is the time to really amp up our page numbers!
Want to add a few more pages to your #Pages4Progress total? Check out what some of your fellow readers have been blogging about:
I read because I recognize that I am lucky to live in a country where the government allows me, a woman, to read and receive an education.
This is the first time I’ve ever written a post focusing on a specific company, organisation or anything in particular on this blog and this isn’t something I envisage myself doing very often, if for no other reason than simply that I’m not good at writing reviews, but I had to post about this campaign. #Pages4Progress is an online campaign run by nonprofit organisation World Education Inc. that encourages people to read and raise awareness about the lack of access to education that so many children face in today’s world.
So if you enjoy reading, pop over to Pages4Progress and share what you’ve read by registering your pages. Join in this summer to do something positive from your favourite reading nook simply from logging the pages of a book, newspaper, magazine or webpage. It all counts!
And ICYMI, Pages4Progress 2014 Education Activist Jennifer Dines.
Have you been helping to spread the word about #Pages4Progress? Let us know!
Now is the perfect time to make a donation to World Education–because your gift will have twice the impact on students around the world.
A generous donor is matching every dollar you donate to World Education, up to $10,000, from now until September 8th! This means a $25 gift will become $50, providing double the resources for World Education programs.
Anyone who donates will be entered in a lottery to win a $25 gift card from Target.
Take advantage of this matching gift opportunity and make a donation to World Education today!
One person can really make a difference…
Marco Werman, award winning journalist and host of Public Radio International’s The World, shares with the #Pages4Progress community how an inspirational teacher, Mrs. Anne Kennedy, changed his life and influenced his journalism.
People from around the world are coming together to read to reduce poverty. Check out what your fellow readers have to say about #Pages4Progress:
Want to be featured on the #Pages4Progress website and on social media? Send us photos and videos that show why reading is important to you! You can also email your photos, videos, blogs, or quotes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I began to see the power of a book to help us not only see another person’s life but to see a life very different from our own being similar to ours.”
Renowned authors and writers from around the world are sharing their thoughts and experiences with the #Pages4Progress reading community.
George Harrar is a fiction writer whose short stories have appeared in a dozen literary magazines. “The 5:22” won Story Magazine’s Carson McCullers Prize and was selected for the 1999 edition of Best American Short Stories. His first novel, First Tiger (Permanent Press), was followed by his literary mystery The Spinning Man (Penguin Putnam), described by The New York Times as “elegant and unnerving.” His fiction for young adult and middle-grade readers includes Not As Crazy As I Seem and The Wonder Kid from Houghton Mifflin, and Parents Wanted and The Trouble With Jeremy Chance from Milkweed Editions.
Growing up, my world was one-half square mile, bounded by railroad tracks, two bridges and a four-lane road. My parents didn’t have the means to send me to camp or take us on vacations. We didn’t go to museums or restaurants or theater. Philadelphia was just a half-hour train ride away, but it might as well have been on Mars. Up until age 12, I didn’t care. I had school and sports and friends and family to fill up my life.
But as a teenager I sensed there was a much larger world outside my small town, and I dove into books to explore it. I attended a fancy private school with Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. I went to lavish parties on Long Island hosted by Fitzgerald’s Gatsby. I went to sea with Hemingway’s ”old man,” Santiago. These were second-hand experiences, of course, but they sure felt real to me. And they prepared me emotionally for my life to come—college, travel, work, marriage.Now as a writer I am on the other side of the reading experience, and I see the power of stories in a different way.
Congratulations Rose on winning a $50 Amazon gift card in the Better Together Reading Challenge!
Being able to read opens the world up to you. You can read to learn and gain valuable knowledge about almost anything, or you can read to unwind or escape from your day. The possibilities from reading are endless.
Readers, we’ve heard your requests and have extended the Better Together Reading Challenge. You now have until Monday, July 13th to recruit more people to #Pages4Progress so you AND your friends can be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card!
Can you help us reach 1,000 readers by Monday? We’re almost there, with nearly 600 readers and over 200,000 pages logged to date! With your help, we can reach our goal.
Want to win a $50 Amazon gift card?
Participate in the Better Together Reading Challenge and get rewarded for every new reader you recruit to join #Pages4Progress. The more people you recruit, the better your chances of winning a $50 Amazon gift card!
Share #Pages4Progress with your family, friends, book club, neighbors, colleagues, soccer team–anyone who you think might be interested! When your friends register, all they need to do is include your email (the one you used to register for #Pages4Progress) in the “Referred By” field and your chance of winning will increase.
Every new reader who joins #Pages4Progress between July 2nd and July 10th will also be entered into the drawing. On July 10th, we will randomly select a name from the drawing to win the prize!
The more readers who participate in #Pages4Progress, the more awareness and funds we will raise to improve access to education.
The Better Together Reading Challenge will run through July 10th, so start recruiting your friends today!