John Wood Founder of Room to Read in Sydney

John Wood Founder of Room to Read in Sydney

Room to Read www.roomtoread.org, John Wood foudner of Room to Read at The HughendenSupporters, writers and friends piled into The Hughenden to celebrate the contributions of Australian volunteers to Room to Read – www.roomtoread.org – bringing literacy and education to the children of the developing world.

To date Room to Read has reached 6 million children in countries from Nepal to Uganda.

John Wood founder of Room to Read established it 11 years ago, He is  in Sydney for the great GALA Wine event which raised $1 million for Room to Read.

Jennie Orchard who founded the Australian branch of Room to Read and the author ambassador programme was celebrating. 

Deborah Abela and Susanne Gervay are author ambassadors for Room to Read.

SCBWI Australia and New Zealand supports Room to Read

The Hughenden supports Room to Read.

authors Susanne Gervay, Toni Brisland, Deborah Abela meeting John Wood at The Hughenden for Room to Read

Apps creator and writer Karen Robertson who was at The Hughenden, is creating an app for Room to Read for the picture book Zak the Yak created by John Wood.

Author Mark Thomason hs committed to write the next Zak the Yak picture book.

Room to Read is now a partner for The National Year of Reading 2012.

Susanne Gervay, Deborah Abela and Chris Cheng Ambassadors for National Year of Reading, at The Hughenden

 

 

Authors and illustrators supporting Room to read at the event included Margaret Roc, Aleesah Darlinson, Nathan Luff, Lesley Vamos, Sarah Davis, Chris Cheng, Oliver Phommavanh and lots more.

Support the kids of the world through education

I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.

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