Creating safe, child-friendly spaces
Adequate schools are often scarce in developing countries—especially in rural areas. Due to the scarcity of government funding in developing countries, the government schools that do exist are frequently older buildings in severe disrepair with a dirt floor or tin roof. Although these structures can be unsafe for children, they continue to be used because the community lacks a suitable alternative.
Room to Read’s Literacy Program partners with communities to construct bright, safe, child-friendly learning environments so all children have the opportunity to pursue a quality education and to reach their full potential. Once construction is complete, the school is owned and operated by the community or local government, and they are solely responsibility for upkeep and administration.