Launching kidsREAD Programme In My Community.

by Patrick Liew on October 26, 2013

The National kidsREAD programme (kidsREAD in short) is a nationwide reading programme that promotes the love of reading and cultivate good reading habits among young Singaporeans, in particular children from low-income families.

The target audience of kidsREAD is children between the ages of 4 and 8, regardless of race or religion. kidsREAD is dependent on volunteers who either take on the role of coordinator or a reader.

I love this programme because I believe in reading and its power to groom future leaders.

Reading brings forth life.

Reading can show me who I am. It can also show me who I should be.

It teaches me how to live my life from the start of the day to the end, from where I am right now until I reach the end of my life.

Reading transports me out of my world.

It gives me freedom to roam the expanse of time, space, and history – and I can still feel at home.

Reading helps me to have a helicopter and in depth view of almost every concept, knowledge, story, and experience.

It helps me to probe into the deepest recess of some of the wisest persons. I can walk where they have walked and go where they have gone.

As a person who is not smart, reading helps me to tap on other people’s minds. It triggers concepts and ideas that can help me see more clearly on my journey in life.

Reading the Scripture also taught me about life and life after death. I learned to see life from the perspective of  our Creator and measure it against eternity.

As Francis Bacon would say, “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.”

Reading reveals truths to me that I may never be able to discover in my life.

What oxygen is to my life, words of wisdom are to my soul. They are like stars that navigate my life.

Reading good books is calories-free. It contains no artificial colourings and preservatives.

There are no dangerous chemicals. It is certified to be healthy for people of all ages and the benefits last a lifetime.



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