Programs & Results
Room to Read India was established in 2003 as the fourth country of operations with an initial focus on establishing libraries. In India’s crowded nonprofit sector, our initial research showed libraries to be the greatest initial contribution we could make.
In the years since launch, our operations in India have grown to include Book Publishing, Girls’ Education and Reading & Writing Instruction. We work in rural and semi-urban communities and urban slums.
The country’s vibrant NGO community allows us to leverage many NGO partnerships and amplify our impact in the areas where we work. Some such implementation partners include: Adoni Area Rural Development Initiative Program, Alarippu R, Alwar Mewar Institute for Education And Development, Association of Social Health in India, Centre for Research and Development Concerns, Empowerment for Rehabilitation, Academic Health, Garhwal Vikas Kendra, Gramin Mahila Vikas Sansthan, Gramin Utthan Samiti, Himachal Pradesh Voluntary Health Association, Hope Project Charitable Trust, Jan Chetna Sansthan, Jan Sahas Social Development Society, Kumaon Agriculture and Greenery Advancement Society, Mahila Chetna Manch, Nari Shakti Jagran Samiti, Nav Srishti, Pragati Gramin Vikas Sanstha, Prayatn Sanstha, Prerana Service Society, Rajasthan Mahila Kalyan Mandal, Roman Catholic Diocesan Social Service Society, Rural Development Society, SAKSHI, Samantar, Samarth Charitable Trust, Shree Jan Jeevan Kalyan Sanstha, Shri Bhuvneshwari Mahila Ashram, Society for Integrated Development of Himalayas, Society to Uplift Rural Economy, The Himalaya Trust, Tilonia Shodh Evam Vikas Sansthan, Urmul Marusthali Bunker Vikas Samiti and Vikalp.