ROOM TO READ TO LAUNCH CINCINNATI CHAPTER
Room to Read, an award-winning international nonprofit focused on literacy and gender equality in education will establish a chapter in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Chapter will hold an invitation-only information session on March 9th at Buca di Peppo in Cincinnati.
Room to Read, founded by former Microsoft executive John Wood, works in developing nations such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri-Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia. In its first ten years of operation, the organization has directly helped more than 5 million children focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. Furthermore, Room to Read supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
The Official Launch on March 9th will inform attendees about the local chapter, plans for 2011, and establish available committee and volunteer opportunities. For more information about Room to Read Cincinnati, contact Christy McMurry at (513) 602-2126.
About Room To Read
Founded in 2000, Room to Read is based on the belief that education is crucial to breaking the cycle of poverty in the developing world. Since then, the organization has supported over four million children by providing better access to higher-quality educational opportunities. Room to Read has funded 1,219 schools, established 12,000 bi-lingual libraries with over 8 million books, and at the end of 2010 supported the education of just over 10,000 girls. Room to Read Founder John Wood was recently voted to the list of the "Top 25 Givers In The World" by Barrons. Room to Read hopes to directly benefit literacy access for 10 million children by 2015.