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We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond. Join us in changing the world through the transformative power of education.

 

Transform a school
community.

In many parts of the developing world, insufficient teacher training, lack of instructional materials and a focus on memorization over comprehension often result in low literacy skills.

Your investment can supplement gaps that exist in the standard reading and writing curriculum—providing resources, in-service teacher training and classroom enhancements. Our local team will identify areas where the current early grade literacy curriculum and teacher training fall short, and then work with a core team of education experts to develop a program that addresses those issues, including support of a School Library, and classroom repair and renovation or new construction where necessary.

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PROJECT SPONSORSHIP:
Transform a 2 room school US$65,000 AU$74,750 CA$70,200 CHF 64,250 €51,700 £42,200 HK$513,500 -- ¥6,900,000 SG$84,500
Transform a 3-4 room school US$80,000 AU$92,000 CA$86,400 CHF 79,000 €63,600 £52,000 HK$362,000 -- ¥8,500,000 SG$104,000
 

Establish a brand
new school library.

Help thousands of children develop a lifelong love of reading by establishing a brand new school library. Filled with print-rich decorations, child-sized furniture and hundreds of colorful books in the local language, your library will inspire generations of young readers and provide a safe space to learn and play. If available, we establish the library in existing classroom space. In other schools that may be overcrowded, we work with the community to construct a new building to house the library.

When it's complete, we will send you a full completion report for your library with photos and information about the community it serves, and provide three years of ongoing library management training for the school's teachers and administration.

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PROJECT SPONSORSHIP:
Establish a Classroom Library in Asia: India US$5,000 AU$5,750 CA$5,400 CHF 5,000 €4,000 £3,200 HK$39,500 ₹2,50,000 ¥530,000 SG$6,500
Establish a Classroom Library in Africa US$20,000 AU$23,000 CA$21,600 CHF 19,750 €15,900 £13,000 HK$158,000 -- ¥2,120,000 SG$26,000
Construct a Library in Asia US$20,000 AU$23,000 CA$21,600 CHF 19,750 €15,900 £13,000 HK$158,000 -- ¥2,120,000 SG$26,000
 

Publish an original
children’s book.

High-quality, age-appropriate books in local languages can be scarce in developing countries, so we find local authors and illustrators to develop original children's books in 25 local languages. We conduct regular writers' and illustrators' workshops to cultivate talent and distribute the books to our network of libraries, capturing the imagination of thousands of children.

By investing in one of our titles, you'll fund the development of the book and the printing of thousands of copies. You'll also have the opportunity to add your own dedication language to the inside front cover and receive a copy of the finished product once it's printed.

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PROJECT SPONSORSHIP:
Publish a children's book in Asia: India US$15,000 AU$17,250 CA$16,250 CHF 14,800 €12,000 £9,600 HK$118,500 ₹5,40,000 ¥1,625,000 SG$19,500
Publish a children's book in Africa US$20,000 AU$23,000 CA$21,600 CHF 19,750 €15,900 £13,000 HK$158,000 -- ¥2,120,000 SG$26,000
 

Fund a new school
building in Bangladesh,
Cambodia, Nepal,
or Sri Lanka.

Adequate schools are often scarce in Asia and Africa, especially in rural areas. We partner with communities to construct bright, safe, child-friendly classrooms, giving all children a better chance at a quality education.

Your investment can improve learning conditions for hundreds of children per year, but that's just one piece of the puzzle. Each building is viewed as a co-investment between you, Room to Read and the local community, meaning that they share in the project management responsibilities and contribute substantial resources of their own through our Challenge Grant model.

Once complete, your building will bear a dedication plaque with language of your choosing.

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PROJECT SPONSORSHIP:
Build a 2 room classroom block in Nepal US$25,000 AU$29,000 CA$27,000 CHF 24,750 €20,000 £16,000 HK$197,500 -- ¥2,650,000 SG$32,500
Build a 3-4 room classroom block in Cambodia, Nepal, or Sri Lanka US$40,000 AU$46,000 CA$43,200 CHF 39,500 €31,800 £26,000 HK$316,000 -- ¥4,240,000 SG$52,000
Build a 3-4 room classroom block in Bangladesh US$70,000 AU$80,500 CA$75,600 CHF 69,200 €55,700 £45,500 HK$553,000 -- ¥7,420,000 SG$91,000
Build a 5-6 room classroom block in Cambodia, Nepal, or Sri Lanka US$55,000 AU$63,300 CA$59,500 CHF 54,300 €43,700 £36,200 HK$434,500 -- ¥5,830,000 SG$71,000
Repair and renovate a school in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Nepal or Sri Lanka US$15,000 AU$17,250 CA$16,250 CHF 14,800 €12,000 £9,600 HK$118,500 ¥1,625,000 SG$19,500
 

Invest in our Girls' Education program.

When you educate a girl, everything changes. For girls in Asia and Africa, finishing secondary school leads to smaller, healthier families, lower HIV infection rates, and higher wages. And as an added bonus, educated women are more likely to educate their own children–ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation.

Invest in our Girls' Education program and help girls get the material support, tutoring, mentorship and life skills training they need to stay in school and thrive.

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PROJECT SPONSORSHIP:
Support 50 girls with one year of holistic education US$12,500 AU$12,500 CA$12,500 CHF 11,750 €9,500 £8,000 HK$100,000 ₹6,75,000 ¥1,175,000 SG$16,250
Support 50 girls to complete secondary school (grades 7-12) US$75,000 AU$75,000 CA$75,000 CHF 70,500 €57,000 £48,000 HK$600,000 ₹40,50,000 ¥7,050,000 SG$97,500
Libraries Established
16,060
Schools Constructed
1,752
Books Published
885
Books Distributed
13,387,051
Girls' Education Participants
25,703
Children Benefitted
8.8million

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

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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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