Posted by: escapethecube | April 28, 2009

Give a Poor Child the Gift of Reading –

Post by Allen Burt

Fund Raiser for Children’s Books in Laos – Monday, April 27 – Friday, May 1!

In an effort to be “responsible travelers,” before leaving on this round the world adventure we incorporated a non-profit (Socioeconomic Ventures Inc.) with the purpose of advocating charitable causes we encountered while on the road.

FINALLY we are excited to announce the launch of – a 5 day ONLINE blitz fund raising campaign to support literacy in northern Laos!

In collaboration with the Laos charity Big Brother Mouse, we are striving for $5,000 to support reading programs and book purchases in rural villages in Laos. As a non-profit publisher of children’s books in the native Laos language, Big Brother Mouse has been recognized by both the World Bank and the Clinton Global Inititive for its work to improve literacy in Laos.mouse

Having made my way up into northern Laos over the past week, I´ve had the opportunity to meet with the staff and founders of Big Brother Mouse. They are an intrepid group of volunteers dedicated to providing enjoyable books to the masses of rural and impoverished children in Laos. I will be accompanying the staff of Big Brother Mouse on local reading programs to show all contributors to how their donations will be used!

We would appreciate any contributions to the campaign! However, if you can not donate, PLEASE HELP US SPREAD THE WORD! You can visit us at for information and tools on how to get the word out!

In 5 days, let’s raise $5k. It only takes 5 minutes. Make a difference. .

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