Room to Read India's Literacy Program is the country's only children’s education program that develops both literacy skills and reading habits. Our Girls’ Education Program supports girls to finish secondary school and works with government stakeholders to advocate for girls' education.
Room to Read, in partnership with the United States Agency for International Development India, is implementing the “Scaling Early Reading Intervention” project since September 2015 in the four Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The objective of the project is to demonstrate (1) an effective model towards improving reading outcomes among primary grade children, and (2) an innovative approach for scaling NGO-led interventions through the government system.
This project is being scaled based on a scaffolded approach of ‘I do – We do – You do’, which involves:
Second grade students in Literacy Program schools in India read more than 3 times as fast as students in nearby control schools.
Of the 2014 Girls' Education Program graduates in India, 84% enrolled in tertiary education the next year.