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Citi e for education + Room to Read

Enabling progress in our communities

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Literacy is the foundation for all future learning yet nearly 800 million people are illiterate, two-thirds of whom are women and girls. Even with increased access to school, many children in primary school aren’t learning the basics, the result of inadequate teachers, funds and school infrastructure challenges. It gets worse for girls in secondary school when female student enrollment sharply drops, due to societal and economic challenges.

Room to Read envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is a global organization that is transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Through our Literacy and Girls’ Education Programs, we collaborate with local communities, partner organizations and governments to ensure that primary school children can become independent readers and girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions.

Room to Read is partnering with Citi for the 5th year in a row on their e for Education initiative! Citi’s e for Education is a two month campaign to raise funds for education-related non-profits. Since 2013, e for Education has raised over $2.22 million for Room to Read. This is the equivalent of teaching over 44,000 children to read and write for a year!

Between September 11th and November 17th 2017, Citi will donate $1 for every $1million of FX that is traded electronically on their platforms (and there will also be 10x boosters for trades on Citi's Algo and FXO products). The total amount raised will be split evenly between the seven participating non-profit organizations. Visit http://www.citifx.com/e4e/charity/index.html for more information. 

What we do

Establish sustainable literacy projects

  • Teacher Training
  • Children's Book Publishing
  • School Library Establishment
  • School Construction, Repair & Renovation

Support girls to stay in school

  • Mentoring, Counseling & Advocacy
  • School Materials and Uniforms
  • Life-Skills Training
  • Safe Transportation
  • Tutoring

Monitor projects and maintain program quality

  • Field Monitor Training
  • Progress Assessment
  • Comparative Analysis
  • Data Collection & Evaluation
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Annual Report

View our most recent annual report to see our impact.

Annual Report

View our most recent annual report to see our impact.

Four Star Charity

10 Years with Charity Navigator's Four Star Rating

Four Star Charity

10 Years with Charity Navigator's Four Star Rating

84%

Spent on programs, meaning that 84 cents out of every dollar goes directly towards programs.

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