Daily Archives: January 25, 2013

And Idea – Do it for sight!

Posted by Peter MUIR

ORBIS Hong Kong contributes to the fight against global blindness in several different ways – raising funds and building public awareness, as well as facilitating local ophthalmologists and orthoptists to work as medical volunteers and travel to various places around the globe conducting training sessions, eye examinations and check-ups.

To support ORBIS in there work, why not organize a Bite for Sight event – a sensory lunch where food and drink has to be identified whilst blindfolded. Or a Braille writing competition – use alphabet Braille cards and challenge students to write a sentence. Charge entry and give out prizes.

And Idea – A bookswap to support literacy

Posted by Peter MUIR

Room to read is an international organization that focuses on literacy and gender equality in education.  An idea suggested by Room to read to improve literacy rates is a book swap.

Book swaps are a fun way to turn a stack of old books into a whole new set of exciting reads!  But, what if your local swap could do something more, like help improve literacy in the developing world? Well, with Room to Read’s Ultimate Book Swap, your local leave-a-book, take-a-book activity can have huge global impact!