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Join us on World Read Aloud Day, March 9, 2011


February 11, 2011

by James Elrick

FreeBalance just signed on to this year’s World Read Aloud Day on March 9, 2011. World Read Aloud Day is a global event created by LitWorld to promote community bonding by reading aloud together. This event brings attention to the importance of literacy for human development.  

As the LitWorld website says: “With this global rally we show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people and we lend all our voices to the Global Literacy Movement. Let the children of the world know we believe in the power of words and stories to change their lives. Visit for great ideas on how to participate in World Read Aloud Day or how to create a special fundraiser to contribute to the mission.

Last year’s event was a huge success for FreeBalance as numerous offices participated and read aloud at local schools, orphanages, community centres, and SOS Children’s Villages. FreeBalance offices that participated included: 

  • Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
  • Dili, Timor-Leste (East Timor)
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Kampala, Uganda
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Ottawa and Montreal, Canada
  • Prishtina, Kosovo
  • Ramallah, Palestine
  • Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Washington, D.C., United States


We hope for a similar turnout in office participation for this year’s event. Everyone had a wonderful time last year and, most importantly, the children especially enjoyed the event.

So what are you waiting for? Register today on the LitWorld website. LitWorld offers many learning activities for all ages of kids.

And if you can’t read to a class, read to your children, read to your goldfish, read to yourself on March 9, 2011.

And LitWorld has another challenge: “Read with loved ones and new friends in honor of World Read Aloud Day from now through March 9 and tally your minutes to help us reach our goal of 774 million minutes in honor of the 774 million people worldwide who cannot read or write.

Every bit helps. “Words Changing Worlds,” as LitWorld says.

Be a part of it on March 9, 2011

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Matthew Olivier

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Matthew is responsible for providing strategic marketing, communication, and business development direction for FreeBalance products, solutions and services. Matthew leads marketing and business development activities to support FreeBalance growth and brand awareness in the GRP market.
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