If you can read, you can do anything.
The thought of not being able to read is my worst nightmare. Yet for many adults, it is their reality. This narrative needs to stop.
I sponsor a local initiative called ‘The Reading Café’. Open to every child in the community, it’s an excuse to share a story over juice and biscuits, as well as provide an opportunity to discover new authors and genres.
In sponsoring the Café my hope is to ignite the children’s imagination further through new initiatives that encourage their love of reading.
The answer to everything is cake!
Can you imagine your child not receiving a cake on their birthday? No song, no candles, no birthday wish…
It’s unthinkable, but again, it’s the reality for many children. I jokingly say:
In reality, it’s unlikely to solve everything, but in this scenario it can help, so I’m a volunteer baker for a community initiative called ‘Free Cakes for Kids’. It’s win-win really – the children get their cake, candles and birthday wish, and I get to spend time in the kitchen baking.