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Millicent Simmonds encourages participation in Sign On For Literacy competition

If I didn’t have sign language while I was growing up, I’d never have gotten the role in Wonderstruck. My mom taught me sign language since I was a baby. I was able to finger-spell the alphabet by the time I was three. I’m excited to be part of this competition to ensure all deaf children, their families, and communities have access to sign language so they too can get an education and take advantage of the opportunities the world offers them– just like I’ve been able to. Nearly 32 million deaf and hard of hearing children in the world receive no education in sign language. This breaks my heart. But! We can do something to change this! How can we promote literacy for deaf children around the world? Do you have an idea? Then you could win our prize! Join us by spreading the word or submitting a solution. Let’s open up a world of opportunities to all children. To learn more, or to enter the competition, visit our website. Together, let’s Sign On For Literacy. Sign on for Literacy: A Grand Challenge for Development To learn more or to enter the competition visit #SignOnForLiteracy – Twitter: @ReadingGCD – Facebook @AllChildrenReading Join us as a Prize Partner –

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