The Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team, “Change for Literacy” will be hosting a meet and greet with American Girl Author, Jane Kurtz, in order to help bring awareness to an international and non-profit organization called “Ethiopia Reads.” The American Girl Author presentation will be held on April 27th at the FHSU Robbins Center from 2p-4p. Kurtz is the author of the American Girl “Lanie” Books.
FHSU Ethiopia Reads is proud to bring the event to Hays, KS for the first time. The American Girl Author presentation will take place from 2p-4p and will involve children’s learning activities and drawings for prizes. Tickets for the drawings at this event are available now and will also be available for purchase at the event for a recommended donation of $1 each. The main drawing prizes are Jane Kurtz’s autographed American Girl Doll, “Lanie” and an autographed FHSU sports package. Attendance is free for the community and donations are welcome.
There are also donation jars located throughout the community at many of your local restaurants and businesses. These jars will remain in the community throughout the month of April.
Ethiopia Reads helps Ethiopian communities by building schools and libraries, providing books to enhance education and training librarians. Literacy rates in Ethiopia average under 50% and Ethiopia is ranked 195th out of 196 countries for adult literacy. By donating and raising awareness, we have the opportunity to improve literacy throughout Ethiopian communities.
For more information, like FHSU Ethiopia Reads – “Change for Literacy” on Facebook or visit www.ethiopiareads.org.