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The pandemic caused learning disorders in children, specifically for children with low socioeconomic resources, further widening the learning gap for them. 

Without immediate intervention, children across Australia are in serious risk of dropping out of school without the basic reading and writing skills that support them in leading healthy and full lives.  

Illiteracy affects all aspects of a person’s life. 

 

Studies have found that children who do not have the necessary reading skills can develop feelings of anxiety, constant embarrassment, and depression.

"Many children with learning-to-read difficulties develop a negative self-concept within their first two years of school."

Chapman, J.W., Tunmer, W.E., & Prochnow, J.E. (2000). Early reading-related skills and performance, reading self-concept, and the development of academic self-concept: A longitudinal study. Journal of Educational Psychology, 92, 4, 703–708.

It is a latent need in our community, and it is essential for us to continue in our mission of providing literature to those children who do not have the opportunity to have a single book at home we are sure that with your help, we will do it together. 

With your donation, over the next 12 months, we will continue to address the literacy gap for children from low socioeconomic backgrounds due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s two-year disruption to their early learning. 

Together we are changing lives, one book at a time.

Together we are changing lives, one book at a time.

Let’s do it together by donating by June 30 to our post-pandemic literacy recovery efforts, and remember you’ll receive the full tax-deductible benefit in the fiscal year 2021-22.

Together we are changing lives, one book at a time.

Let’s do it together by donating by June 30 to our post-pandemic literacy recovery efforts, and remember you’ll receive the full tax-deductible benefit in the fiscal year 2021-22.

About Us WLF -WHO WE ARE? Since 2011, Reading out of Poverty (ROOP) is the only non-profit organization in Victoria with a sole focus on providing early literacy skills and school preparedness for children aged 0-5 years from a disadvantaged background. WLF ROOP BOOKS, WHAT WE DO? We promote literacy skills in early childhood and provide literacy resources and services to families with young children from low socio-economic backgrounds, including migrants, refugees, and indigenous individuals in Victoria. OUR MISSION To Reduce the gap between children from a disadvantaged background and their wealthier peers. ROP Books, Train parents to support their children in their learning. Seek learning opportunities for children.ROOP BOOKS WHY WE DO IT? Being literate is the key to accessing, interpreting and processing information around us. Targeting the years 0-5 is vital in creating an understanding of our complex language system. Roop Books, Developing a love of play and reading from an early age feeds a child’s natural curiosity with learning. Being exposed to developmental play and storytelling are the very basic foundations of literacy and language progression. It is the key to academic success that can assist in breaking the cycle of poverty. ROOP BOOKS, HE PROBLEM Too many Victorian children are entering the school system either illiterate or with extremely low literacy skills. Many low-income earners struggle to afford books for their children, widening the literacy gap between children from a low socioeconomic background and those of higher income status. ROOP Books, Lack of literacy skills can cause low academic performance across all curriculum areas, spanning a child’s entire school life. If children are not supported in their literacy journey it can feed into an unbreakable cycle of poverty. ROOP Books is an initiative of Reading out of Poverty, a not-for-profit organisation working with low-socioeconomic families across Victoria. We promote language skills and literacy for children, beginning at birth, and to support parents as their child’s first teachers. Through research, engagement, and learning, ROOP has established charitable programs that provide literacy services and resources to families with young children from disadvantaged backgrounds. Find out more about us. Welcome to ROOP Books, where our dedicated volunteer team sorts and prices high-quality books for you. When you purchase a book from our store you are also donating one book to a Victorian marginalised child. Your purchase will also be supporting the charitable programs run by Reading out of Poverty (ROOP). WLF