Our Team

Jill Boggiss
Bahrain & UK

Jill works for Clore Social Leadership as a leadership development coach. She is also the founder of Sweet Jilly Designs who raise funds for The Saturday Biryani Party with workers from a community-based organisation in Bahrain.

 

Sam Rowe & Azra Ali
Canada

Sam is a long-term volunteer with the Child Writes program and an aspiring firefighter, and Azra works as an emergency physician at North York General Hospital in Toronto and is an enthusiastic volunteer with Syrian refugees in Toronto.

 
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Jan Savage
Sri Lanka

Jan is currently in the process of registering her UK-based charity called Me Mohothe Sita (meaning From This Moment), with the goal of raising funds to help impoverished children. She is also a qualified teacher of English as a foreign language and regularly gives lessons to young children from her own home.

Emma Mactaggart
Australia

Emma is the Creative Director of Boogie Books, a small press publisher with purpose, and is the Founder of The Child Writes Fund.

 

Lameck Elneus
Tanzania

Lameck is a reading champion at the Tabora Boys Secondary School in Tanzania.

Don Hall
Indonesia

Don supports The Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation whose Mission Statement is to help Underprivileged Children in Indonesia.

 

 

Polly Lee
China

Polly is the Sales Director at Shenzhen Jinhao Color Printing Ltd creating beautiful childrens picture books

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Our Ambassadors

Keagan Wallace
Australia

Author of 'A Crash of Rhinos'

Jayde Rumoro
Australia

Author of 'Mitten the Kitten'

Ali Coburn
Australia

Illustrator of 'A Crash of Rhinos'

Abby Johnstone
Australia

Illustrator of 'Mitten the Kitten'

Toby Little
United Kingdom

Author of 'Writing to the World'

Hanna Khadir
Bahrain

A passionate reader and literacy advocate, Hanna loves reading stories to her younger sister (who ensures a captive audience!) as a way to practice reading.

Are we gaining traction?


Promotional Video:

In the first year of the campaign (2016), a short film created by Sam Seccombe was viewed by more than 26,000 people, which helped raise enormous amounts of awareness about our cause. 


Facebook Reach:

Over the course of 2016 we reached over 250,000 people internationally, and made 749 new friends in South Africa, Australia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Bahrain, United States of America, India, Pakistan, Indonesia and Canada. 


 

International Read to Me! Day is wholly supported by The Child Writes Fund.

The child writes fund

The Child Writes Fund is a stunning project, nurturing literacy and creativity, and giving primary school aged children a voice by offering them the opportunity to write and illustrate their own children's picture books. These books are published by boutique publisher Boogie Books, complete with ISBNs, a publishing contract and an official book launch! 

support our cause

Donor's make a difference. Help us spread awareness and get more books into the hand's of children, quicker. All funds received are tax deductible and go towards helping underprivileged children improve their literacy skills - not only in your home country - but all around the world.  If you wish to make a donation, please do so by following the link below.