Very much delayed but with much gratitude and excitement, we have finally been able to call Ziga Primary School’s library the 100th Judith’s Reading Room library! Due to schools been closed in Zimbabwe as a result of Covid-19 from March 2020 – March 2021, our much anticipated unveiling of Judith’s Reading Room’s 100th library at Ziga had to wait until we were able to visit schools again.
2021 FREEDOM THROUGH LITERACY WINNERS ANNOUNCED.
The Freedom Through Literacy Award was initiated in 2015 as the organization’s signature event. Including the 2021 winners, the organization will have disbursed $43,500 in cash awards to 40 unique champions of literacy. Freedom Through Literacy Award winners — 2015-2021 — hail from the United States, the Philippines, Bhutan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Mexico, Australia, Zimbabwe, Greece and Cyprus.
Camel Named ‘Bright’ Delivers Books
to Children in Hard to Reach Villages
October 29, 2020 — Today, Judith’s Reading Room announces its 101st library — the first-ever Judith’s Reading Room mobile library to utilize a camel to deliver books to children. The camel driver, Murad, and his camel named ‘Bright,’ carried 500 children’s books to the nearly impossible to reach community of Kech Balochistan in southwest Pakistan.
Its premier recognition, the annual Freedom Through Literacy Award, identifies and honors individuals who have done exemplary work to instill in others, a love of reading. Since 2015, The Freedom Through Literacy Award has disbursed $38,500 in prize money, honoring 36 individual champions of literacy in the United States, the Philippines, Bhutan, Pakistan, Rwanda, Cambodia, Mexico, Australia, Zimbabwe and Greece.