Education Changes Everything.
Educated women give back to their families.
An educated girl will reinvest 90% in her family. Educated women are more likely to educate their own children, creating future generations of educated children.
Providing girls with one extra year of education beyond the average boosts wages by 10-20%.
An extra year of girls' education can reduce infant mortality by 5-10% and can reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS and other preventable diseases.
Learn through play
fills a library with puzzles,
games and educational toys
Educational games, puzzles and toys ignite a child’s imagination, develop critical thinking skills and teach problem solving. Room to Read’s Reading Room program establishes libraries filled with local language childrens’ books, and provides three years of librarian training and support.
A great excuse to skip
the holiday sweater
buys school uniforms
Sometimes the barrier to education is something as simple as having appropriate clothes for school. Room to Read's Girls' Education program helps keep girls in school by providing school supplies, uniforms and transportation, along with tutoring, adult mentors and other support to equip them with skills to navigate key life decisions.
All gifts are 100% tax deductible.
Imagination filling station
fills a shelf with local language
For the price of a tank of a gas, you can fill the minds and imaginations of dozens of children by providing 25 children’s books. Room to Read’s Local Language Publishing program fills the shelves of libraries and schools in eight countries with colorful and enticing storybooks written and illustrated by local authors and artists. Through the books, children discover new worlds, both real and imaginary, through the magic of reading.
buys a blackboard for a classroom
Talk about starting with a clean slate! Blackboards are but one part of the education infrastructure Room to Read's School Room program provides. Well-lit, open, airy classrooms filled with desks, chairs and properly-equipped teachers provide a stable foundation for learning to flourish.
Literacy on two wheels
provides a bicycle for a girl
School can often be two to 3 hours' walk from home along remote roads, making school an impossibility for millions. A bicycle can cut that time down dramatically. Room to Read's Girls' Education program puts students in the fast lane, helping them navigate the road to a brighter future.
Home away from home
two months of boarding for a girl
Many girls live miles from the nearest school. To make it easier for them to complete their education, Room to Read's Girls' Education program provides boarding school allowance so that girls can attend school daily.
Looking for the next
commissions a local author to
write a children's book
Many children in marginalized areas have never seen a book in their local language. Room to Read's Local Language Publishing program produces colorful, culturally-relative books that entice the imagination and learning.
Teaching the teachers
enables a teacher to receive three years of library management training
Teachers at Room to Read schools often also help to maintain the school library, which is a treasured resource to eager new students. Room to Read provides library management training so that library books and materials are well-used and children become well-read.
Making a greater impact is within reach. A recurring gift lets you pay over time.
Turning the page on
literacy and learning
funds the publication and
distribution of 1,000 local language
Hand a colorful and creatively written
book to a child, and you're handing them the key to a world of opportunity and
wonder. Room to Read's Local Language program has produced and distributed over
4 million children's books to eager readers in Asia and Africa.
A decade of learning
funds 10 years of education for girls that otherwise would not have the opportunity to attend school
Educating girls during their adolescences yields
some of the highest investment returns and it is during the transition from
primary to secondary school when most girls drop out. Room to Read's Girls'
Education program provides holistic support to assist girls to stay in and thrive
in school. Changing a girls' future and supporting
a decade of education creates a
establishes a new library — a foundry
for the spark of literacy
Open the door to a library, and you unlock the door to imagination, creativity and inspiration. Room to Read's Reading Room program turns a room into a sanctuary of learning and potential.
School is now in session
funds the construction of a Primary School classroom block (4 rooms)
For the person who has everything and for children who have little. Dilapidated or overcrowded schools are not conducive environments for successful learning and academic development. A school is the promise of educated generations and future generations that allows all children the opportunity to reach their true educational potential. With this gift comes the ability to dedicate the classroom building to a loved one and plan a visit to the school to see first-hand the impact and difference this gift has made in the lives of thousands of children.
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Gifts in this catalog represent a donation to your chosen program. The items and prices listed are based on
average calculations of program costs and are illustrative of what your dollars can provide. Your investment
will be combined with others' to support the program and country you specify.