Writing competition to inspire children in poverty

PUBLISHED: 10:00 26 August 2018

Qaisra Shahraz.

Qaisra Shahraz.


People in North Somerset are being encouraged to take part in a writing competition to inspire children living in poverty.

READ Foundation creates school places for children in poverty in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Gambia, Lebanon, Pakistan and Syria.

The theme of the writing competition is My Education Helped Me... and it is open to adults until October 10.

The winner’s work will be displayed in more than 380 of the charity’s schools.

Writer and competition judge Qaisra Shahraz said: “The tone must be inspiring. The children who will see the winning entry have fought very hard to get to school – some walking hours a day.

“Reading an inspiring story or poem will, I’m sure, offer them a lot of encouragement and a goal to achieve and 
do well in education themselves.”

To enter the competition or to find out more about the charity, visit www.readfoundation.org.uk/writing

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