HOW IT WORKS




PLEDGE YOUR BIRTHDAY

The first step is simple. Just pledge your birthday by using the form above and share your pledge to let the world know you're serious.




START A CAMPAIGN

When your Birthday is near, we will remind you to start a fundraising page and ask your friends to donate to a cause that matters for your Big Day.



CHANGE PEOPLE'S LIVES

We'll use 100% of the money you raise to fund our currently supported project. When complete, you will see the final result through photos and detailed reports.

Why EDUCATION IN WAR ZONES


There are still 124 million children out-of-school worldwide. 40% of these children live in war zones.
Armed conflict is today's biggest barrier to education.
By supporting A Book Can Change you are not only changing these children's destiny, but also helping revert the war cycle.
Did you know that if the enrollment rate for secondary schooling was only 10% highter, the risk of war would be reduced by 3%?













Joanna Bourne

UNICEF Director For education




"School equips children with the knowledge and skills they need to rebuild their communities once the conflict is over, and in the short-term it provides them with stability and structure required to cope with the trauma they have experienced.

Schools can also protect children from the trauma and physical dangers around them. When children are not in school, they are at an increased danger of abuse, exploitation and recruitment into armed groups. "

Joanna Bourne