Education is just too important to have any barriers to access.
Prime Minister of Jamaica, Andrew Holness, O.N., M.P.
Reading Owls International is committed to increasing the literacy levels of Jamaican school-aged children. We will do so by providing books and learning resources to schools and other organizations to expand existing libraries or to create new ones.
Reading Owls International was founded by husband and wife team, Easton and Elaine Dickson. Frustrated by how little had changed in their childhood communities in Jamaica, and having a strong desire to give back, they started Reading Owls to partner with grassroots organizations that serve marginalized communities, by providing learning resources and libraries.
We imagine a world in which every child has the educational resources to help him or her succeed. Every child can learn, and should be afforded the opportunity to realize their full potential.
"The only way to achieve equity and the level of success that we want to achieve is to establish mechanisms that will give every child, regardless of their station in life and the community from which they spring, an opportunity to start on an even basis."
Karl Samuda, Minister with responsibility for Education, Youth and Information, Jamaica
Reading Owls imagines a world where every child has the resources to pursue their dreams and realize their full potential as educated, contributing members of society.