A new place to learn
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.
Overcrowding is also a serious issue throughout the developing world, where it is not uncommon for 80 or so students to be expected to study in a classroom built to hold 40 or less.
Room to Read partners with communities to construct bright, safe, child-friendly schools so all children have the opportunity to pursue a quality education and to reach their full potential.