As 2015 comes to a close, we're celebrating 10 million children who have benefitted from our programs.

We asked what it means to help 10 million children, and you answered by telling us what education means to you.

So we made a short film to share what you had to say...


From all of us at Room to Read, thank you.

Why Education?

Learn why education is one of the most-effective ways to change the world.

Our Programs

Our Story

We're out to change the world by educating the next generation.

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Get Involved

Get inspired and get involed in our global movement!

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Libraries Established
Schools Constructed
Books Published
Books Distributed
Girls' Education Participants
Children Benefited
Charity Navigator Four Start Rating

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

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See our work

Documentary filmmakers travel to Room to Read projects across Asia and Africa to tell the stories of children who are benefitting from our programs.

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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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