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.
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.
We are guided by the following core values:
Passion - we are crazy about the work we do.
Integrity - we strive to be ethical in our work and relationships.
Fiscal efficiency - we use our resources wisely and responsibly.
Community - we partner with grassroots organizations to accomplish more.
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"Literacy arouses hopes, not only in society as a whole but also in the individual who is striving for fulfilment, happiness and personal benefit by learning how to read and write. Literacy... means far more than learning how to read and write... The aim is to transmit... knowledge and promote social participation."
UNESCO Institute for Education, Hamburg, Germany