Inspired by the story of a little girl who became the first reader in her family, The National Literacy Trust are launching Mia's Campaign. They are aiming to raise £1 million to help 38,000 disadvantaged children gain the skills they need to succeed.
Eight-year-old Mia lives on a tough estate. Her parents and brothers are illiterate so there are no books at home or stories at bedtime. However, Mia attended the National Literacy Trust's storytelling events and chose books of her own to keep. Against all expectations she has become the first reader in her family and will have opportunities her parents never had.
Give a child a route out of poverty.
Just £7 could inspire a lifelong reader with a storyteller event and a book to keep. £20 could pay for a struggling teenager to attend our workshops and gain the skills they need to get a job.
For further information please visit the National Literacy Trust's website.
Mariella Frostrup narrates Mia's Story
Mariella Frostrup has supported our new campaign by narrating a short film which tells the story of Mia.
Watch the film with Mariella.
Source: National Literacy Trust