The People's Book Prize campaign to eradicate illiteracy
During The People's Book Prize 3rd Awards Ceremony on 30th May 2012, Tatiana von Saxe Wilson, Founder & Prize Administrator, talked of how one in five of the British population cannot read. She said:
"For me this is an intellectual cancer of society which needs to be eradicated. The People's Book Prize has launched a new initiative to help get the whole nation reading with an inaugural donation of £5,000 from TPBP 2010 Non-Fiction Award Winner, Brett Alegre-Wood, author of THE 3+ 1PLAN. The money will be used to buy copies of Yes We Can Read, winner of The People's Book Prize 2011 Special Achievement Award, which in turn will be donated through libraries and other institutions. Yes We Can Read enables anyone who can read fluently to teach a non-reader aged 8 - 80 within 6 months or less. We've heard of many success stories so far with the oldest learner being 74 and the youngest coach 11."
For more information, visit TPBP's website.