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January 27 is Family Literacy Day 2017. Can 1,930 people each give $52? Be the first to join our 24-hour Campaign to raise $100,000 for schools in the Eastern Caribbean. And the hero of a great story.

Poets, priests and politicians
Have words to thank for their positions
STING
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da (1980)

How far has reading carried you in your career?
Writers, publishers, booksellers, librarians and teachers – these are the obvious champions of words. However, when you ask other professionals what lead them to think they could succeed as a doctor, lawyer, or Olympian – it’s actually the same story. They found fiction early. They loved to read. With parents at bedtime. On Saturdays at the library. Once you believe in the unbelievable, dreams can become very real. 

If you’re good with words, help a child who isn’t.
Make a $52 donation for our library development and reading programs in St. Lucia, Grenada, Montserrat and Nevis.

Words matter. And they also count.
If 1,930 professionals respond, we’ll raise $100,000 in 24 hours. These funds will help parents and grandparents support the story of their kids’ lives.

So choose a Prose Pro.
Here are a dozen, diverse professions Sting missed. Advertising creatives; Athletes; Authors; Educators; Entertainers; Finance; Illustrators; Journalists; Lawyers; Librarians; Parliamentarians; and – surprise, surprise–Readers.

An instant tax receipt through Canada​Helps​.org. We’re a CRA Registered charity and 100% volunteer organization.

What can you do on Family Literacy Day, January 27, 2017 ?
Please make your donation of $52. And encourage your professional family to do the same. Literacy is as much a human right in the Caribbean as anywhere in the world but it needs help. With advocates like you how can we not succeed?


Click on FIND 52 CAMPAIGNS above.
Choose the professional fund you wish to support

 

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 brough from Canada to the Caribbean. You’ll find even more details in news stories and videos found 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
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)
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