A girl faces significant barriers to education in many parts of the world. School may be far from home, the necessary clothes and supplies may be too expensive, or she may have responsibilities helping her family to farm or make a living. Room to Read works with families to provide practical solutions. When school is far from home, a bicycle or bus pass can do the trick. Providing supplies and school uniforms lifts the financial burden off a family, and Social Mobilizers serve as mentors, providing encouragement and tutoring – extra support to keep girls’ educational careers and professional aspirations on track.