If you can read this, then you are already doing better than 53% of children in low- and middle-income countries, who can’t read a simple text by age 10. Being able to read is fundamental for children to be able to learn other subjects like science and history. It also creates opportunities and opens more doors for them as they get older.
Are you a 16-to-19 year-old currently enrolled in high school? If so, share your winning idea with us and get a chance to win this competition.
You can tell us by answering one of these two questions:
- If you were the education minister of your country what would you do to make sure every 10-year old is able to read?
- What could teachers and schools do differently to help all children learn to read?
We are looking for your most inventive ideas, high quality writing, and innovative solutions to help more children learn to read. We want your creativity.
- A strong blog or essay, that is no longer than 500 words.
- Photos, videos, visualizations that help support your story, are optional.
- Your name, age, school, email, and country you live in.
The deadline for submissions is February 10th, 2020. Entries will be judged by a high-level panel comprised of senior officials at the World Bank, Financial Times, and select partners.
You could win a chance at being published in the Financial Times and the World Bank Blogs, and attending, the World Bank Group/IMF Spring Meetings in Washington D.C. in April 2020, with your expenses covered.
For more information on entering the competition and to submit your entry, click here.
You can also register your school here to receive free subscriptions of the Financial Times for students at any time: www.ft.com/schoolsarefree.