Our beloved Queen Rania is in Washington D.C. with her husband King Abdullah, presently meeting with Vice President Joe Biden, and preparing to meet with President Obama at 10am.
The Big Read
Queen Rania is speaking this morning at the National Press Club, as part of a global action week calling for quality basic education for all children.
The press conference will launch The Big Read, a collection of short stories written by education advocates around the world including Queen Rania, Nelson Mandela, Natalie Portman, Alice Walker, Ishmael Baeh and many more. The Big Read is part of GCE’s global action week with the goal of bringing attention to literacy and the millions of children around the world not able to go to school.
According to the press release, close to 10 million children and teachers will take part in The Big Read, in 100 countries around the world, from April 20-26. Across the world, one in five people can’t read, including about 75 million children, the majority of them girls.
To learn more, go to The Big Read at Global Campaign for Education.