She Inspirer Girl Up Club for the Literacy Challenge

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Mon, 03/23/2015

We love hearing from our Students Rebuild Challenge Teams! Today we're pleased to share this blog from Safaa Alissawi, teacher and Challenge team leader for the She Inspirer Girl Up Club in Amman, Jordan who rallied her students and fellow educators to participate in the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge.

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I am Ms. Safaa Alissawi from Amman Jordan. I am a teacher and  I have started a Girl Up club in my school this year: ‘She Inspirer Girl Up Club.’ There are 20 girls in the club. We have done a project about girls education and why some girls are denied education. One of the barriers was poverty. Many families can not afford educating girls. If we help these girls, they can get education. The bookmark Literacy Challenge is a way to help the youth to read and write.

Making book marks was a great activity for my club because they know that these bookmarks they make can help other people all over the world to read and write. They enjoyed their time and learned at the same time. They searched the net looking for bookmarks. They had fun designing, cutting and coloring. They were excited to see what they have made. They were happy showing what they have done to their class mates.

It was a great and exciting challenge. They learned a lot. They are eager to participate in such activities in the future.

Safaa Alissawi

The Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge, in partnership with Save the Children and Global Nomads Group, will help thousands of children in disadvantaged communities become successful life-long readers and learners. The Bezos Family Foundation, through Students Rebuild, will match each bookmark you make and mail in with $1—up to $300,000—for Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program in Mali, Nepal and Peru. The more bookmarks you send, the more children we’ll reach!