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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 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 11.5 million children across more than 20,000 communities in 14 countries 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 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 11.5 million children across more than 20,000 communities in 14 countries, 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 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 11.5 million children across over 20,000 communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Room to Read Partners with Jordan’s Children’s Book Industry, Distributes 600,000 Copies of 20 New Arabic Children’s Book Titles to Jordanian Students and Refugee Youth Across Country

Room to Read, a global organization founded on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, will announce the publication and distribution of 600,000 copies of new Arabic children’s books, at an event held on November 14 at the Children’s Museum Jordan. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rani...

November 12, 2017

Room to Read Celebrates Programmatic Milestones: 20,000 Communities Impacted Through Literacy Program and 50,000 Girls Supported Through Girls’ Education Program

Room to Read has reached significant milestones in both its Literacy Program and its Girls’ Education Program, which are being celebrated this week during a visit of board members and investors to the organization’s work in Uttarakhand, India. To date, across Asia and Africa, Room to Read has impacted 20,000 commu...

November 01, 2017

Richard Blais Gets Active for Education with Room to Read at TCS New York City Marathon

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Richard Blais will run the TCS New York City Marathon on behalf of global education organization, Room to Read. This will be Blais’ fifth time running the New York City Marathon and he will run alongside his training partner as well as several other runners who are raising funds to sup...

October 30, 2017

Dilshad Vadsaria Announces Philanthropic Commitment to Global Education as Room to Read Ambassador

Dilshad Vadsaria, actress and advocate, has been named an ambassador for Room to Read, a global non-profit focused on literacy and girls’ education. The announcement was made last night during a Room to Read benefit held in Beverly Hills, by Vadsaria, who was a special guest of the evening, and Erin Ganju, Room to...

September 27, 2017

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2016 Annual Report

While we may be separated around the world by immense distances, languages and cultures, we are connected in our desire to create a better future for the next generation. In 2016 Room to Read’s programs benefited more than 800,000 children, bringing our cumulative impact to more than 11.6 million children since 2000!

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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