The fifth annual OPEN HEARTS BIG DREAMS Seattle 2015 event allows Ethiopia Reads to do even more for the 130,000 children it serves in Ethiopia annually. This beautiful evening will be a lively celebration of the cuisine, music, art, and poetry of Ethiopia, featuring silent and live auctions, a wine wall, and a raffle. The OHBD event is an opportunity to learn more about Ethiopia Reads and support the organization.
All proceeds from the 2015 event will support Ethiopia Reads 2016 priorities including:
- Supporting Book-Centered professional development to help Ethiopian teachers gain new skills
- Developing a new mobile literacy project that provides training, mentoring and programming to existing libraries and reading rooms in the densely populated and under-resourced Merkato area of Addis Ababa.
- Creating new children's and community libraries in Soramba, Wukro and Gondar which will provide local language books, a trained librarian and community building initiatives to expand literacy.
- Expanding our innovative Horse-Powered Literacy program which brings the wonder of reading and storytelling to rural children, many of whom have never held a book before.
Visit the Open Hearts Big Dreams page for more information...