Our work and leadership are regularly featured by media outlets around the world. Telling our story and celebrating our impact inspires support of our mission and in turn, helps us reach more deserving children even faster. The resources available here are for journalists and anyone who wants to stay up to date with our press coverage and organizational announcements.

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Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. We collaborate with governments and other partner organizations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefited more than 18 million children across 16 countries and 39,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in secondary school and negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read collaborates with local communities, partner organizations and governments to test and implement innovative models that can be integrated into the education system to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. To date, Room to Read has benefited more than 18 million children across 16 countries and 39,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by providing support during the two most critical time periods in a child’s education: primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. Our Literacy Program trains and coaches teachers, creates quality books and curricular materials and establishes libraries filled with diverse children’s books in local languages that can be enjoyed at school or home. Our Girls’ Education Program helps girls build skills to succeed in secondary school and make key life decisions by providing life skills curriculum, opportunities for mentorship and peer support, and family and community engagement. Room to Read collaborates with local communities, partner organizations and governments to test and implement innovative models that can be integrated into the education system to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. To date, Room to Read has reached 18 million children in 39,000 communities across Bangladesh, Cambodia, Grenada, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Laos, Myanmar, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia, and plans to benefit 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at www.roomtoread.org.


Room to Read and Kappa Alpha Psi® Fraternity, Inc Launch Nationwide Reading Program

Room to Read, a global nonprofit focused on children’s literacy and girls’ education, announced today the launch of their new partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. The partnership builds on both organizations’ commitment to education, creating a new program, Hands-on-Books, that brings Room to Read’s b...

January 02, 2020

Callan Farris Announces Philanthropic Commitment to Global Education as Room to Read Ambassador

Callan Farris, actor, musician, and student, 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 by Dr. Geetha Murali, Room to Read CEO at the Pasadena Public Library during an event featuring Farris and Stuart Gibbs, New...

May 22, 2019

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2018 Annual Report

Through education, we can make illiteracy and gender inequality problems of the past. Welcome to the end of impossible. Through the end of 2018, Room to Read has benefited more than 16.8 million children and has created new possibilities for their futures.

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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