19 June 2020

Angus wants to help Dyslexic kids at Harrison School

| My Gungahlin
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9 year old Angus is in year 4 at Harrison school has Dyslexia himself and wants to help other Dyslexic children at his school by buying the school a set of c-pen readers.

Angus tells us more about his cause. “Having dyslexia makes it very hard to read. It’s like if every word was written in a secret code, which kids with dyslexia have to try to crack. While other kids are already finishing their worksheets, kids with dyslexia are often still trying to read the instructions telling them what to do.”

“A new invention called a c-pen reader makes learning much easier. It is a scanning pen which can read words or whole sentences out loud if you don’t recognise them. You can use it on any book or worksheet or even on tests or exams.”

“I want to try to raise enough money to buy my school a class set of c-pens which is $3800. The set will have enough c-pens to allow lots of classes and teachers to give them to students with dyslexia or other learning difficulties who need to use them at school.”

“The money donated will be spent by the school on a set of c-pens (we have agreed the school with make this purchase). I’ve spoken to Mr. Holmes, the school principal, and he knows all about this plan and is very excited to get the c-pens!”

Angus and his mum have set themselves the challenge of raising $4,000 to cover the cost of the pens as well as covering the costs through the Gofundme page with any surplus funds going to the school. They have also set the ambitious target of doing the last day of this term, the 22nd on September. Anugs is $2,500 of achieving his goal to help out his other students, please get behind this cause. You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-dyslexic-kids-at-my-school

Watch the video below for more information on the C-Pen Reader.

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