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  1. 1. Literacy, A Solution To Poverty
  2. 2. Being Literate… <ul><li>Being Literate is being able to speak and write. </li></ul><ul><li>Being Literate brings success. </li></ul><ul><li>Being Literate brings Jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>Being Literate prevents proverty. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Leaving Microsoft To Change The World… <ul><li>While treking through the Himalayas during his 1998 vacation, John Wood went to the Annapurna Circuit of Nepal. The children there were not literate and were therefore poor. </li></ul><ul><li>A year later, John Wood quit Microsoft to help the illiterate children. </li></ul>
  4. 4. About John Wood <ul><li>Born January 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>Holds a Bachelor’s Degree </li></ul><ul><li>Worked for Microsoft from 1991-1999. </li></ul><ul><li>Founder Of Room To Read </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Set up by John Wood </li></ul><ul><li>The Aim of this program was to provide Literacy to the poor. </li></ul><ul><li>As of 18/11/11, this program has impacted 1450 schools; with 12522 libraries set up. Provided 10 million books, benefiting 6 million children worldwide. </li></ul>
  6. 6. You too can make a difference! <ul><li>You could help by: </li></ul><ul><li>Donating at http://www.roomtoread.org/Page.aspx?pid=342 </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteering at http://www.roomtoread.org/Page.aspx?pid=327 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Thank You For Your Attention… <ul><li>Done By: </li></ul><ul><li>Zhi Wen </li></ul><ul><li>Ivan </li></ul><ul><li>Beng Choon </li></ul>
  8. 8. Credits <ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wood_(Room_to_Read) </li></ul><ul><li>http://komalley3038.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://heartacheinafrica.blogspot.com/p/in-eye-of-beholder.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://educationsc.com/childhood-literacy.php </li></ul><ul><li>http://breakfastbriefings.stanford.edu/briefing/leaving-microsoft-change-world </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.roomtoread.org/page.aspx?pid=213 </li></ul>

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