Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low income countries during two time periods which are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. With a focus on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring this outcome is measured, Room to Read has created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read is transforming educational experiences and impacting future generations with a belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children.®
Room to Read’s Literacy Program transforms primary schools into child-friendly learning environments that enable children to develop the skills and habit of reading throughout primary school and become life-long, independent readers.
Our work in Literacy
Our Girls’ Education Program ensures that girls complete secondary school and have the skills to negotiate key life decisions. Our program reinforces girls’ commitment to their own education, works with girls to develop essential life skills and increases support for girls’ education among their parents, school staff, and communities.
Our work in girls education
We collaborate with local communities, partner organizations and governments to ensure that primary school children can become independent readers and girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. We set measurable goals and are committed to collecting action-oriented data to ensure our programs are run with quality and impact, while maximizing cost efficiencies.
Where we work
Room to Read currently operates in ten countries in Asia and Africa. In each country, we adapt our programs to suit the individual needs of the population in question, ensuring that each dollar spent has the most possible impact on the children we serve.
We employ local teams, which are personally invested in their nation’s educational progress and familiar with the challenges ahead. They speak the language, know the customs, and understand what it takes to implement each program successfully.