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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.
This fall, Room to Read is partnering with Citi for the 8th consecutive year on their e for Education campaign! Citi’s e for Education is a two month campaign from 7th September to 30th October to raise funds for education-related non-profits. During the campaign, Citi's FX business donates $1 for every $1 million of FX traded with Citi via a broad range of electronic platforms.
Since 2013, Citi's e for Education campaign has raised over $4.9 million for Room to Read - the equivalent of teaching over 98,000 children to read and write for a year.