Get involved with Read to Feed 2019
Our sponsored reading scheme, Read to Feed, will challenge and inspire your students to explore new books and authors, whilst raising money to support families in rural Africa to grow their own food and enable their children to thrive.
We'll provide one-to-one support and materials for your fundraising, as well as African-inspired reading lists, presentations for assemblies and certificates of thanks for your reading champions!
How it works
Students can get sponsored for every book, chapter or page that they read. It's all about setting motivational targets and encouraging students to discover amazing stories and voices from Africa.
Read to Feed takes place in March, to coincide with World Book Day on the 7th of March. You can choose to do a read-a-thon on the 7th, or run the Read to Feed scheme over the whole month.
Could support a child to become part of a Send a Cow school club and learn about healthy eating
Could help an orphan to learn farming methods and create a stable home for themselves and their siblings
Could teach five families to grow nutritious crops year round so that they no longer experience months of hunger
Could provide a family with a dairy cow, which would give them protein-rich milk and manure for their garden to thrive
With Send a Cow's support, Morueen, who is 11 years old and lives in Uganda, attends school and thrives on the vegetables her mother grows. The family were also given a cow, which allows Morueen and her siblings to drink milk before and after school. Morueen loves to eat rice, sweet potatoes, banana plantain and sometimes posho (corn bread) with fish or meat. Moureen says:
"We are happy because our mother sells milk from the cow and we also drink some. She has a shop, selling clothes and also the vegetables when they are in season - she sells them to buy us school materials. We no longer miss school."
You can help us to support more families like Morueen's to become self-sufficient and to send their children to school.
Get in touch
We would love to hear all about your Read to Feed fundraising and are on hand to support you. If you are taking part in Read to Feed and would like any support please get in touch on 01225871924 or email email@example.com.