Rovio teams up with Room to Read to promote global literacy

Players of Angry Birds Epic are now able to donate to literacy charity Room to Read by buying an in-game item.

In honour of International Literacy Day, which took place on September 8th, Angry Birds Epic is for the next two weeks offering players the chance to purchase a Good Deeds coin for $3.99

In turn, Rovio will hand over at least $1.40 from each purchase to Room to Read, a charity whose goal is to promote literacy and gender equality among kids in Asia and Africa.

”Destination Literacy was launched earlier this year with the goal of reaching Room to Read’s 10 millionth child by the end of 2015,” the charity said. We are inviting all those that want to change the world but are daunted by the massive challenges it faces to take a simple action – support education because education changes everything.

We know that education is one of the few things we can do that helps change the world in nearly every sector: Hunger & Nutrition, Healthcare, Gender Equality, Violence Prevention, Economic Development, and the Environmental Protection. Yet 250 million children are unable to read a single sentence. And when a child reaches the third grade without basic literacy skills, it becomes virtually impossible for him or her to catch up. That’s why supporting education can’t wait.”

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