Each year, eight children in an average class will leave primary school unable to read well. These children often struggle in school, and beyond.
Reading isn’t just about books. It’s about reading a road sign, a safety manual, a birthday card. It’s understanding a job application and the prescription that could help save your life.
When a child can navigate words, they can navigate the world. That’s why we’re helping children develop the reading skills they need to succeed by creating flexible volunteering at the heart of our communities.
The Bookmark app matches schools with fully safeguarded, vetted and trained reading volunteers in the local community, at the tap of a button.
Each volunteer delivers one-to-one reading sessions for a six-week programme with a child who needs extra help with their reading.
For the children who need us, we’re changing their story.