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Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income communities during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 16.6 million children across more than 30,000 communities in 16 countries. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 16.6 million children across more than 30,000 communities in 16 countries. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, our innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. By focusing on the quality of education provided within the communities and ensuring these outcomes are measured, we have created a model that can be replicated, localized and sustained by governments. Room to Read has benefited 16.6 million children across over 30,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Zambia. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Female Powerhouses Susan Wojcicki, Anne Wojcicki and Lilly Singh Support Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program on International Day of the Girl

Room to Read, a global nonprofit focused on children’s literacy and girls’ education, held its annual San Francisco Benefit Dinner on October 11 in honor of International Day of the Girl, featuring Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube and Room to Read board member; Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder of 23andMe; and enter...

October 12, 2018

Room to Read to Benefit 1.1 Million Children Through Literacy as a 2018 Goalkeepers Accelerator

At their second annual Goalkeepers event in New York City, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation named Room to Read as a 2018 Goalkeepers Accelerator, announcing the organization’s plans to reach 1.1 million children in India, Vietnam, and South Africa over the next three years. Funding from their Accelerator partne...

October 03, 2018

Miss Universe Vietnam H’Hen Niê Announces Philanthropic Commitment to Global Education as Room to Read Ambassador

H’Hen Niê, Miss Universe Vietnam and Miss Universe 2018 pageant contestant, has been named an ambassador for Room to Read, a global non-profit focused on literacy and girls’ education. The announcement was made today by Room to Read following International Youth Day, which celebrates youth’s contributions to advan...

August 13, 2018

Garbiñe Muguruza Establishes Library in Cambodia as Room to Read Ambassador

Garbiñe Muguruza, professional women’s tennis player and ambassador for Room to Read, reached her philanthropic goal to establish a brand-new children’s library in Cambodia with the support of her fans and supporters worldwide, it was announced today by Room to Read. Muguruza was named an Active for Education amba...

June 29, 2018

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2017 Annual Report

A new generation of educated children can turn the tide on crises like hunger, conflict and discrimination, building a better world for everyone. In 2017, you helped 2.2 million girls and boys access life-changing educational opportunities.

2016 Global Results and Impact Report

Through both direct and technical assistance modes, we are creating real and lasting change for the children we serve. This year's report illustrates how we are finding new ways to engage communities, partner with government ministries, help build a better children’s publishing industry and pioneering critical research on measurement for reading skills and life skills.

Global Monitoring Report 2015

We continually strive to improve the effectiveness and transparency of our programs through an objective assessment of the data we collect. Increasingly, we are focused on outcomes — such as children’s reading skills and girls’ progression through secondary school. Moving beyond simply tracking what we do, we are looking instead at the real benefits of our work on children’s lives.

Global Strategic Plan

Room to Read has benefited more than 10 million children around the world through our programs in literacy and girls' education. As part of Room to Read's commitment to providing high-quality educational opportunities to children in the most effective ways possible, every five years we reflect on our work and consider how we are doing as an organization.

Thanks to Education

As Room to Read works steadily toward its mission of solving the critical crisis in global education, we see profound changes taking place every day in the schools and communities we partner with—changes captured in stories told by students and teachers, families and communities. It’s their stories we want to celebrate and share with you.

Destination Literacy

Some global problems seem insurmountable. Hunger. Disease. Inequality. Poverty. But we know there is one tool that can help fix them all: education. Early marriage, illiteracy, school dropout, low wages—these are the futures that statistics would predict for the children in the countries where we work.

Literacy Chronicles

We live in a world of written words. They are everywhere—from books to bus stops to ballot forms—but only accessible to those on the planet with the ability to read and write. Learn more about our work promoting literacy through the eyes of the students, communities and educators who know it best in the pages of our Literacy Chronicles.

Girls' Education Yearbook

Girls from nine countries across Asia and Africa share their stories about their dreams for their future now that a world of possibilities has been unlocked through education.

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