Supporters, 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.
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.
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.
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