Join Jane Austen’s family on a Jane Austen Parade for Literacy in Chawton, Hampshire and raise money for schools in India.
At 12 noon on Sunday 23rd June 2019, we will retrace Jane's steps from her cottage in the middle of Chawton village to Chawton House, her brother Edward Austen Knight's Hampshire home. Jane visited Chawton House frequently and enjoyed access to her brother's library during the most productive years of her writing career.
The Jane Austen Parade for Literacy recognises the contribution that education and access to libraries made to Jane Austen's life, works and legacy. Regency attire encouraged but not essential.
The money raised by the Jane Austen Parade for Literacy will be used to provide education and library access to a cluster of five schools in one of the most impoverished and under-served communities in Delhi State. The schools will be provided with tablets, e-library access, suppport and literacy resources to storify their classroom for better engagement, participation and learning outcomes. These resources will be implemented on the ground by Worldreader working together with the Department of Woman and Child Development in India, and benefit 150 children.
The Jane Austen Parade for Literacy takes place at 12 noon on Sunday 23rd July. Meet outside Jane Austen’s House Museum in the middle of Chawton village in Hampshire, England. Parade through Chawton approx half a mile to Chawton House.
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