My love for books have spun through decades, from reading adolescent romance Sweet Valley High in middle school to my present bedside John Grisham novel, the evolution has become part of aging and maturity.
Fellow book lovers would understand the thrills of finishing a book and retiring it to your bookshelf, with the events leading to the end still stuck in your head. While there may be thousands of books published out there, some just stick with us and are worth sharing with the rest of the world.
As part of the festivities, NBS recently launched the Read Out Loud Challenge (ROLC) on Facebook and Instagram, aiming to promote the love of reading among Filipinos while supporting a good cause.
- 1. Post a video of yourself reading out loud an excerpt from your favorite book.
- 2. Challenge 3 other people to do it. When you upload to either Facebook or Instagram.
This challenge gets better. for every 75 videos posted, the NBS Foundation will set up a library in a public school, complete with Project Aklat racks that consist of DepEd-approved books. Project Aklat is an initiative started back in 2006 by the NBS Foundation, and 400 libraries have been set up since then. Now, with the ongoing ROLC campaign, NBS aims to set up 100 libraries nationwide.
Project Aral aims to visit and help over 150 communities who lack basic school necessities. That’s why in this year’s Project Aral, there will be two different kits: The first kit which costs only 25 pesos contains 2 notebooks, 2 pencils, a sharpener, and an eraser. The second kit costs 50 pesos and contains 2 notebooks, 2 pencils, a sharpener, an eraser, and a pair of slippers – a great gift for children who currently have to make their way to school barefoot. But whatever kit you purchase will surely bring a smile to many Filipino children.
Make a difference now and do your #ReadOutLoudChallenge!