Welcome

I read. I travel. I become.
DEREK WALCOTT
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


Find 52 Thousand: The Road to Reading July 3 – 7, 2017 in St. Lucia.


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.


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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.

Fundraising is an Uphill Battle
In 2015, I ran 52 miles in Grenada. Let me dismiss athletic motives; it so happens 52 miles gets you all the way around the island. I did it for money – $40,000 – all of which has gone to our charity. CTV National news ran the story on May 25, 2015.

All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber
Soirée en Blanc
A few years ago we ran a fun picnic that had 50-100 "flash mob" diners assemble in a secret Caledon location. The "Soiree en Blanc" fundraiser is being revived in St. Lucia, July 2017.

Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.

C. S. LEWIS
Finding the way for Fundraising
Olympian Jake Holden and Richard Clewes survey the route for Find 52x2 St. Lucia in January 2016. The duo were joined by St. Lucian Olympic athletes and members of the Royal St. Lucia Police Force.

A road is a song, a poem, a movie, an adventure. It's hope and optimism, and inquisitiveness.

A. A. GILL
The Angry Isle
Find 52 started in Grenada
52 miles gets you right around this small, beautiful island. Companions on the second day included: Philip Clift from Petite Anse Hotel, an enthusiastic young boy and one very fit dog named "Dodgy".

The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.

ST. AUGUSTINE
International Literacy Day 2016
Soufrière Primary ran a relay on September 8, 2016 to celebrate reading. The event was filmed as part of the "run-up" to our Find 52 Thousand campaign. From July 3-7, 2017, students from grade 3-12 will run 1 mile segments right around St. Lucia.

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein
(1879-1955)