I read. I travel. I become.
St. Lucian & 1992 Nobel Laureate for Literature
Find 52 is our ongoing campaign to raise funds for library development and reading festivals. In fact, Find 52 is a series of campaigns. Some have a connection to running – but many others do not. We’re using every trick in the book to get more books!
ONEWORLD SCHOOLHOUSE FOUNDATION’S MAJOR CAMPAIGN FOR 2017
No matter who you are or where you live, the world runs on literacy.
Fifty-two thousand St. Lucians – including students, parents and teachers – are taking steps to improve their own futures: they’ll be running in a 198Km relay. The road to reading links St. Lucia in a rough circle and will take five days to complete.
What’s our Goal?
The goal is to raise $52,000 to purchase books for annual reading festivals and school libraries. Participants donate US $1, run a 2Km segment then pass their batons to the next team on the relay route. By increasing awareness of the need for literacy, thousands of St. Lucians, young and old, will write a new chapter in the story of their country.
Want to start your own Find 52 campaign?
If you have a “Find 52” idea, we’d love to hear from you. There’s room for 52 of just about anything you can think of that makes a connection to the benefits – and fun – of literacy. Drop us a line.
Show me all other Find 52 campaigns
Look at what schools, communities and individuals have been doing since 2012 or explore current campaigns.
What’s the significance of Find 52?
Find 52 was the theme of our first fundraiser. It so happens that if you run all the way around the island of Grenada, you’ll cover 86 kilometres, which is 52 miles.
I need details. Show me what OneWorld Schoolhouse is doing
Gladly. Click on the icons at the top of this page. You can investigate a Rainforest of Reading Festival by country or year and see the authors and illustrators we’ve brought from Canada to the Caribbean. You’ll find even more details in news stories and videos on our main site: OneWorld Schoolhouse.