Readathon participants raise over CHF 1900

The results have been tallied – and have we some great news to share…

Open Door Basel is proud to announce that our Basel-wide readathon has been a success Reverse Phone Lookup , with participants raising a total of CHF 1,910 and collectively reading more than 6400 pages! One hundred percent of the proceeds went directly to Room to Read, a non-profit organisation that strives to improve early literacy in developing nations.

Sixteen children participated in the READathon. We are truly proud that our Basel community came together to take part in such a meaningful cause.

The top winners

We are proud to announce the following three children who went above and beyond to win our three top categories:

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All our fantastic participants

The 2020 Open Door Readathon was a success due to the participation of every single child. We are so proud of everyone who took their books out and strived to make a difference in this world. A warm congratulations to all of our participants:

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A special thank you

Finally, a special thank you to the parents who encouraged their children to take part in this wonderful opportunity to read and learn the value of donation; as well as to the sponsors who so generously supported this reading marathon.

About Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. They are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. They collaborate with governments and other partner organisations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefitted more than 18 million children across 16 countries and 37,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025.

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