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Read to Grow

In Europe we find it obvious that books are available to us. We read books for our study, to obtain information and for entertainment. Therefore we have many opportunities to develop ourselves. For most people in developing countries, access to books is a lot less obvious. To give these people a chance to use their potential qualities, we donate books to small-scale projects in developing areas. Read to Grow works with over 200 partner organizations in 53 developing countries.

Read to Grow saves 150.000 m2 forest.

books eco projectBesides Read to Grow's success in developing countries, Read to Grow contributes also to a better environment. Read to Grow has examined how many trees were saved with the recycling of 500.000 books. The number of books equals 1500 trees or 150.000 m2 forest.

Participate with your School

books developing countriesRead to Grow's success is partly due the enthousiastic participation of many schools. The largest part of Read to Grow's books are being collected by schools. These are mainly Dutch and European International Schools and a number of Dutch secondary schools. There are also some thirty primary schools active for Read to Grow in Scotland. The schools hold a collective action around UNESCO's World Book Day on April 23th. The school which collects the highest average number of books per student wins the annual World Book Day Award. Do you want to participate? Read More >>

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