Programs & Results
Our work in Nepal began before Room to Read even came to exist. In 1998, Room to Read Founder, John Wood, delivered his first few hundred books to a school high in the Himalayas, and the organization—then known as Books for Nepal—was born.
Since then, our local team has expanded operations in the country to include all of our core programs—School Libraries, Reading & Writing Instruction, School Construction, Book Publishing and Girls’ Education. We now work in both the Himalayan region and the lowlying Tarai flatlands to improve educational opportunities for Nepal's children.
Key partners in Nepal include: Nepal Education Support Trust (NEST), Lions Club of Butwal (LCB), Moti Community Library (MCL), Manabiya Srot Bikas Kendra Nepal (MSBK), Gaja Yuba Club (GYC), Vijaya Development Resource Centre (VDRC), Backwardness Eradication Society (BES, Palpa), Fulvari Integrated Rural Development Organization (FIRDO), Child, Health and Environment Save Society (CHESS Nepal), Prayatnashil Community Development Society (PRAYAS-Nepal), Paropakar Primary health care Center (PPUK), Backward Society Education (BASE-Bardiya), Education Research and Development Center Nepal (ERDCN), Lions Club of Kathmandu, Nepalese Society for Children's Literature (NESCHIL), Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF), Friends of Needy Children (FNC), DHL Express Pvt. Ltd.