07/10/2012 (press release: OnlinePR) // Donna Stevenson
Plan UK is a global children’s charity working to help children build a better future, and its flagship campaign ‘Because I am a Girl’ is now receiving support from the Book People.
The charity’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign aims to raise awareness of the millions of girls who are discriminated against in countries worldwide.
Every day girls are being denied basic rights simply because of their gender so Plan UK is working to help girls in some of the most poverty stricken countries to get the education they need so that they can go on to make their own life choices.
Online book store the Book People is proud to be supporting this charity and is currently doing everything it can to help. All money raised by the charity will help girls throughout the world to fight back against the discrimination they face every day of their life.
In many countries girls are seen as being of less value than boys. Taken out of school they grow up without the ability to read or write and are forced to look after their siblings and carry out household chores instead of living their own lives. Many are subjected to violence, forced into marriage and have to give birth when they are still children themselves.
Seni Glaister of the Book People said: “To enjoy books, to talk about books, to encourage others to read for pleasure and to develop a love of books – these are all things that form part of our daily lives here at the Book People. But we’re the lucky ones.
“One in three girls around the world is denied an education by the daily realities of poverty, conflict and discrimination. But Plan’s ‘Because I am a Girl’ campaign can help them. With the right support and skills, it aims to support four million girls to stay in education.”
People can donate to Plan UK through the official website now, or can visit the charity’s Facebook page to buy a personalised virtual book for just £3, the proceeds of which will help girls all over the world to realise their potential.
About the Book People:
The Book People is one of the UK’s fastest growing online retailers of affordable books for all, selling an extensive collection of travel books, books for children, autobiographies, cheap fiction, reference books and more. Founded in 1988, the Book People has rapidly grown into the virtual bookshop of choice, offering discounts of up to 75 per cent on the best books online.
Customers can buy books online, by mail order, at the Book People’s book events and through their distributor network, which delivers to schools, organisations and offices all over the UK – bringing the best books directly to you each week.
For further information, please contact:
Public Relations & Events
The Book People Ltd
Tel: 01483 412 612
Mob: 07747 440 587
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