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  • 1. Literacy, A Solution To Poverty
  • 2. Being Literate…
    • Being Literate is being able to speak and write.
    • Being Literate brings success.
    • Being Literate brings Jobs.
    • Being Literate prevents proverty.
  • 3. Leaving Microsoft To Change The World…
    • 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.
    • A year later, John Wood quit Microsoft to help the illiterate children.
  • 4. About John Wood
    • Born January 1964
    • Holds a Bachelor’s Degree
    • Worked for Microsoft from 1991-1999.
    • Founder Of Room To Read
  • 5.
    • Set up by John Wood
    • The Aim of this program was to provide Literacy to the poor.
    • 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.
  • 6. You too can make a difference!
    • You could help by:
    • Donating at http://www.roomtoread.org/Page.aspx?pid=342
    • Volunteering at http://www.roomtoread.org/Page.aspx?pid=327
  • 7. Thank You For Your Attention…
    • Done By:
    • Zhi Wen
    • Ivan
    • Beng Choon
  • 8. Credits
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wood_(Room_to_Read)
    • http://komalley3038.blogspot.com
    • http://heartacheinafrica.blogspot.com/p/in-eye-of-beholder.html
    • http://educationsc.com/childhood-literacy.php
    • http://breakfastbriefings.stanford.edu/briefing/leaving-microsoft-change-world
    • http://www.roomtoread.org/page.aspx?pid=213

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