Did you know:
- In South Africa, only 32% of the children in a grade 5 level are literate (do not have basic literacy and numeracy skills)
- Almost 62% of primary school-aged children do not complete school due to lack of literacy skills
- If all global children in low income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171m people could be lifted out of poverty.
- 90% of schools in South Africa do not have libraries
The Mandela Literacy Project
wants to do something about this in South Africa and beyond, and this year, they are having a world wide musical celebration of
Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday,
and you are invited!
St. James is sponsoring the Grand Monadnock Youth Choir
at the celebration's Keene event.
July 18 from 12-1, Central Square, Keene
Please come to enjoy the children singing,
and hear from special guests, including Elsa.
And then have some birthday cake!
More information about Keene's event
and the link to DONATE is HERE
Please consider helping St. James sponsor this special event
by coming early to help set up or by staying after to clean up.
If you can pitch in, please contact Elsa