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Working Toward Global Literacy With Leora Langs

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Working Toward Global Literacy With Leora Langs

Leora Langs is here to discuss Room to Read, a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children, Room to Read works in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and to ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than ten million children in Asia and Africa and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020.

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Leora_Langs_644542243.jpgLeora Langs is a California native. She earned her business degree at SDSU and then proceeded to join the Computer Learning Foundation, a national nonprofit that provided programs and materials to help teachers effectively integrated computers into their curriculum throughout the US and Canada.

She has a history of successfully developing and implementing creative sales, marketing, corporate social responsibility programs for both for-profits and non-profits alike. She learned of Room to Read's effective programs at a Network for a Cause event in 2012 and immediately became active. Leora is currently the Chapter Leader of the San Diego Chapter of Room to Read and works with other local volunteers to increase awareness of and funds for their literacy and girls education programs. Join Leora and get involved at roomtoread.org.

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About Jane Asher:

Jane Asher is a natural connector, who got her start in the media world through radio in Michigan in 1980. She soon migrated west and has worked at legendary radio stations such as KTYD Santa Barbara, KGB, KSON and KIFM in San Diego. She was awarded the prestigious Marconi Award for her work at the Smooth Jazz station KIFM in 2005.

She researched, wrote, edited and produced the highly regarded and award-winning public affairs program San Diego Update. The Advertising Council recognized Jane for her continued commitment to effecting positive social change. While Jane's network continued to expand, so did her desire to grow her own business. She branched out into the world of voice over with a home studio in the 1990s. She is currently the voice of Cartier, Ferragamo and Michigan State University's program RELAX-Alternatives to Anger.

In 2010 her natural curiosity led her to expand her knowledge and business again, by including marketing and social media for businesses and non-profits. When anyone asks her what she does for a living she responds; "I connect inspired people with one another, especially those with a desire to help others." Helping to elevate other people is one of her personal passions.

Jane has been involved in many international missions. She is part of a team that has been building homes for the impoverished over the past five years in Tijuana. She has traveled to El Salvador to feed the homeless on a humanitarian mission in 2011. Recently, she traveled to Malaysia to help build a school on Borneo. She was so moved by her visit; upon her return, she raised money to pay for the education of thirteen children in a school in Keningau.

Her vast connections across all media platforms bring a wealth of passionate and empowered individuals to her show. If you are doing something to make this life experience more rewarding for others...she wants to talk to you.