I'm so glad I did.
"Room to Read" is an international organisation that raises funds to help children in the developing world by building libraries in schools, providing locally published books, and maintaining the children's right to read and girls' right to an education; an attempt to end poverty and change the world.
Back row: Sarah Charles, Linly Goh, Susanne Gervay, Deb Abela, Ian McLean.
Front row: Gus Gordon, Tristan Bancks. Photo courtesy of Susanne Gervay.
Deb Abela gave a warm and enthusiastic reading of the new picture book, "Zak the yak with books on his back" by John Wood & Abin Shrestha, and we all received a free copy of this book for attending.
I look forward to finding out a lot more about "Room to Read" in the coming weeks.