Get Inspired With the Best Stories Submitted to the GPE Photo Contest
Today, the Global Partnership for Education launches the new Reading Changed My Life e-Album. Enjoy the best photos submitted to the 2012 Reading Changed My Life Photo and Video Contest. These wonderful stories about individuals from around the world show how learning to read had a positive impact on their life or the life of someone they know.
The e-Album features inspirational and heartwarming stories about the importance of education. Some show how individuals had to overcome big challenges to be able to get an education and learn how to read. You will meet eleven-year-old Kalimuddin from India, who has to bike for miles in order to reach the nearest school. You will meet Maria de Jesus Ramirez who learned to read at 101 years old and showed us that it’s never too late to learn how to read. You will also meet Arpita, a 10-year-old from Bangladesh who is blind, and for a long time couldn’t go to school because no school was prepared to teach a visually impaired student like her.
The Reading Changed My Life e-Album compiles over 50 stories that we hope will inspire you as much as they inspired us.
An estimated 250 million primary school children in developing countries are struggling to read even basic words. Help us draw attention to the importance of reading and how it changes lives! You can do this by sharing this e-Album on social media and with your network. You will be able to share your favorite photos by clicking on the social media icons next to each entry to post it on Facebook, and Twitter. You may also download featured photos as wallpaper for your computer or mobile device, or download the screensaver for your computer.
The Reading Changed My Life Photo and Video Contest, launched by the Global Partnership for Education and more than 100 co-sponsors on International Literacy Day 2012 finished last December. The response was phenomenal, as we received nearly 1,000 photos and videos from 93 countries showing how reading changed an individual’s life or the life of someone they know.