What Do You Do After Losing Local Election?
Why, a 20km Walk in the South Downs to Build a Library, what else!
Tracey Bleakley would like to fund a library in Cambodia and to fill it with books that will give children an opportunity to expand their horizons, nurture their natural curiosity and their ability to think, and gain an education that will help break the cycle of poverty that plagues the developing world.
These actions resulted in between 1.4 million and 2.2 million deaths through executions, work exhaustion, illness, and starvation. Money was abolished, books were burned, and teachers, merchants, and almost the entire intellectual elite of the country were murdered. Family relationships not sanctioned by the state were also banned, and family members could be put to death for communicating with each other.
After visiting last year Tracey was struck by the incredible strength and determination of the people, who are trying to overcome the virtual wipe-out of the older generation at the same time as dealing with the collapse of trade in tourism, construction, clothing and agriculture due to the recent credit crunch. They have a desire to learn as much as possible to improve their prospects and their economy. She wanta to support this.
Room to Read is an established charity who believe that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. The ability to read is fundamental to gaining an education. Without literacy, education is, for all intents and purposes, futile. However, 770 million adults in the world are illiterate and an additional 100 million children are not currently enrolled in primary school – that’s nearly 1 billion people who do not have basic reading and writing skills.
Tracey's first fundraiser will be a 20k walk on the 15th May in the South Downs, so please dig deep and donate now to http://www.justgiving.com/Tracey-Bleakley!
May 14, 2010