• Thanks to Education

    As Room to Read works steadily toward its mission of solving the critical crisis in global education, we see profound changes taking place every day in the schools and communities we partner with—changes captured in stories told by students and teachers, families and communities. It’s their stories we want to celebrate and share with you.

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  • Annual Reports

    2015 marked a significant milestone for Room to Read: we reached our 10 millionth child through our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs five years ahead of our goal! When it comes to a child’s education, every year counts, and we work diligently to bring students across Asia and Africa transformational educational opportunities as rapidly as we can.

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  • Scaling Our Impact

    Global Strategic Plan 2015-2019

    By the end of 2015 Room to Read will have benefited more than 10 million children around the world through our programs in literacy and girls' education. As part of Room to Read's commitment to providing high-quality educational opportunities to children in the most effective ways possible, every five years we reflect on our work and consider how we are doing as an organization. We assess the direction and goals we have set for ourselves and recommit or adjust as needed.

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  • Destination Literacy

    Some global problems seem insurmountable. Hunger. Disease. Inequality. Poverty. But we know there is one tool that can help fix them all: education. Early marriage, illiteracy, school dropout, low wages—these are the futures that statistics would predict for the children in the countries where we work. With the proper educational resources and guidance, however, a child can reshape his or her destiny. We’ve seen it happen—thousands of times.

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  • Global Monitoring Reports

    Our annual Global Monitoring Report helps us chart progress toward our goal of improving educational quality and opportunity for 10 million children by 2015. As of the end of 2013, more than 8.8 million children have benefited from our programs. This report focuses on key 2013 program activities and outcomes across the 10 countries where we work and indicates trends and areas of emphasis as we continue to improve our programs.

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  • Literacy Chronicles

    We live in a world of written words. They are everywhere—from books to bus stops to ballot forms—but only accessible to those on the planet with the ability to read and write. Learn more about our work promoting literacy through the eyes of the students, communities and educators who know it best in the pages of our Literacy Chronicles.

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  • Girls' Education Yearbooks

    Nine girls from Asia and Africa share their stories about their dreams for their future now that a world of possibilities has been unlocked through education.

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    Past Yearbooks:

Books Checked Out per Student
Literacy Program Schools
Books Published
Books Distributed
18 Million
Girls' Education Participants
Children Benefited
Charity Navigator Four Start Rating

Less than 1% of US nonprofits have received nine consecutive Charity Navigator four star ratings. Our transparency and accountability place us among the best charities. See for yourself.

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Documentary filmmakers travel to Room to Read projects across Asia and Africa to tell the stories of children who are benefitting from our programs.

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You can change the world

Send a girl to school, start a library, or build new classrooms. We can help you run your own fundraising campaign with your friends and family, complete with your own microsite to collect gifts and track your progress.

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