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Room to Read and IKEA Foundation Make Learning Fun For 93,000 Children in Bangladesh and Indonesia

Today, on Children’s Rights Day, Room to Read announced its partnership with IKEA and IKEA Foundation for Let’s Play for Change, the new IKEA good cause campaign which supports Room to Read as well as five other children’s rights organizations. Let’s Play for Change supports children’s rights to play and develop b...

November 20, 2016

John Wood Awarded Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award by Nepalese Ministry of Education

John Wood, on behalf of Room to Read, was awarded the 2015 Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award by the Nepalese Ministry of Education. The recognition, granted annually by the Dilli Raman Regmi Foundation Board, is given to those who have contributed to the cause of peace and international awareness, as...

August 01, 2016

Room to Read Recognized With Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating And NGO Advisor Top NGO Ranking

Room to Read has earned two notable recognitions for demonstrating fiscal responsibility and programmatic impact, differentiating Room to Read from its peers and demonstrating to the public it is worthy of their trust and investment. Charity Navigator, America's largest, most utilized, independent evaluator of cha...

July 01, 2016

Room to Read Welcomes Heather Simpson As New Chief Program Officer

Heather Simpson, former Senior Director for Education and Child Protection at Save the Children, joins Room to Read's management team as Chief Program Officer, it was announced today by Erin Ganju, CEO and Co-founder of Room to Read. "We are very fortunate to have found such an accomplished candidate in Heather...

March 21, 2016

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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 countries during two time periods which 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 10 million children across 18,000 communities in Asia and Africa and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries 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 in low-income countries during two time periods which 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 10 million children across 18,000 communities in Asia and Africa, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.

 


Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries 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 in low-income countries during two time periods which 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 10 million children across 18,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


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Children checking out books in Sri Lanka | Room to Read. Photo credit: Anne Holmes

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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.

2015 Annual Report

Since 2000, Room to Read has supported more than 10 million children to pursue their dreams through education. Beyond these 10 million children and you’ll find further ripple effects of our work: improvements in wider education systems and a solid, positive change in community support for children’s education.

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. We assess the direction and goals we have s...

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. With the proper educational resources and guidance, however, a child can reshape his or her dest...

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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