For the past three years R.E.A.D. has been dedicated to changing the lives of orphaned schoolchildren in Nairobi, Kenya. The Resources for Education Advancement and Development project provides textbooks to children’s homes, empowers girls through reading clubs, and sends students to university on scholarship so that they can have a real chance to break the cycle of poverty that they were born in to. R.E.A.D. works to give schoolchildren, ranging from six months to twenty years old, who are victims of tragedies such as the death of one or both parents, abandonment and abuse, the opportunity to realize their potential, discover their talents, and develop their interests for the future. R.E.A.D. also hosts Girls LitClub, “a series of reading and writing workshops for girls that taps into their extraordinary strengths as learners, thinkers and leaders,” as an auxiliary of the program. We couldn’t be more STUK on their Journal Project. As an extension of the LitClub, the Journal Project encourages girls 10-18 years old to use personal essays, poetry and creative short stories to hone the power of their voices and tell HERstory.
The R.E.A.D. project has been making a successful impact in changing the lives of hundreds of children in Kenya. Sadly, program funds are at a dangerous low and the R.E.A.D. project needs our support to continue their mission of intellectually liberating disadvantaged children through academics. They have a goal to raise $10,000 by June 1, 2013. Together we can absolutely make this happen! STUK Designs has donated hand crafted STUK GIRL fine art by our Co-Founder and Creative Director Brette Sims. The art will be auctioned off to raise money. We encourage you to donate whatever you can. Any amount you give makes a real difference! Go HERE to donate and see a scale of what your donation to this powerful cause can go to. For more information or any questions about how to contribute to the organization contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Spread the word and spread some love!