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Enabling progress in our communities

2021 e for education campaign highlights

In celebration of our 9th year of participating in Citi’s e for education campaign, we dedicated one of our children’s storybooks to Citi’s employees and clients around the world. The story, entitled Ana and the Stars, was written in English and has been translated into Spanish to reach even more students. You can read both the English version and Spanish translation on Room to Read’s digital library platform, Literacy Cloud, or watch the story being read aloud by Citi’s own Amy McKenney and Deborah Querub below.

"Ana and the Stars" - English
"Ana y Las Estrellas" - Spanish
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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 9th consecutive year on their e for education campaign! Citi’s e for education campaign runs for two months each year, from September 7th to October 29th, 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 more than $6.5 million for Room to Read - the equivalent of teaching more than 130,000 children to read and write for a year.

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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