Sabine Lehmacher, who helps running the project, says children miss out on “downtime” so prevalent in the past where they might have picked up a book. “Now screens fill their time,” she says.
“The result is that children who don’t read for pleasure have decreased concentration, memory, confidence, lower self-esteem and general knowledge. Reading builds empathy, improves imagination and language development. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s success academically – more than social background or parents’ education.”
Mitsubishi family members are asked to join the drive to donate a few books.
“You can simply bring it to the Golf Day at Silverlakes on Thursday 3 December, take it to a lil’brary near you, drop it off at any of our dealers, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can make arrangements,” concludes Campbell.Read more