Classy Awards Finalist 2023!

Ready for Reading is proud to announce we’ve been chosen as a top 50 finalist for the 2023 Classy Awards. The Classy Awards honors the impactful work innovative nonprofits like us are implementing around the globe. We’re thrilled to be recognized for our work expanding equal access to literacy and education in Rwanda.  

Classy, an affiliate of GoFundMe, is a Public Benefit Corporation and giving platform that enables nonprofits to connect supporters with the causes they care about. Since 2011, Classy has helped nonprofits mobilize and empower the world for good by helping them raise over $5 billion.

11 Classy Awards will be distributed and from now until April 25th, you can vote for us for the People’s Choice Award, a category decided entirely by the public.  

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Winners will be announced on June 7th at the Collaborative Classy 2023 event in Philadelphia.

We’d love to receive this recognition and the opportunity it affords to get Ready for Reading’s work in front of more foundations and individuals and boost our online fundraising capacity.

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Making Math Fun

Technology simplifies learning by making concepts more digestible. The Digital Math Program available at the Library/Learning Center makes it easy and fun for children in rural Rwinkwavu to learn math. Before accessing the IXL Math Program, a large percentage of children from our community reported math class to be their least favorite and were sometimes tempted to skip it. Now they are enjoying math the same way they enjoy computer sessions. This combination of IT and Math is attracting many of them to pursue STEM in their future studies.

Mental Health

Did you know that reading to hospitalized patients has lot of benefits? Here are the three of them:

1. Reading to a hospitalized patient reduces the anxiety he/she feels when facing the doctor

2. Reading to a hospitalized patient creates a distraction or a room to escape the reality of the treatment or procedure they are facing.

3. Reading to hospitalized patients bring hope and the taste of life back to those who are hospitalized for a long time.

Ready for Reading, in partnership with Rwinkwavu Hospital, is taking the power of literacy and story to the hospitalized community!