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The pandemic has interrupted people’s lives and livelihoods and children’s education.
And it has taken a heavy toll on children’s literacy.
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The Indigo bookstores’ Love of Reading Foundation has championed children’s literacy for years and last week announced a new initiative to help address this greater need.
Indigo has committed to raising $25 million for kids in high-needs communities across Canada.
To help reach that goal and to assist in recovering the decline in children’s literacy caused by the pandemic, Indigo will contribute $12.5 million in cash and in-kind services over the next 10 years.
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And the chain invites its customers and partners to join them in supporting the next generation of readers and leaders.
Since 2004, the foundation has reached one million kids and committed over $35 million to more than 3,500 high-needs elementary schools in this country.
As the New York Times recently reported, children’s literacy has become more important than ever because of the pandemic. One study indicates a loss of almost two decades worth of progress in reading was erased during the last two years.
This has put kids who were already struggling even further behind.
The issue affects children in this province every day.
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