Meet Roshanara

"In the past I had no confidence. Now I can express myself boldly."

-Roshanara, Girls' Education Program Graduate, Delhi

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She lives in Delhi, India and her name means "light" 

When she was 15, Roshanara - a dedicated student who wanted to continue her education - was very nearly forced to drop out of school and enter into marriage. But because she was enrolled in our Girls' Education Program, she was able to advocate for herself and had her Room to Read mentor by her side to convince her parents of the value of education.

Now, Roshanara is 19, pursuing a B.A. from Jamila Milia Islamia University and working part-time in a doctor's clinic.

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Room to Read and the Swarovski Foundation 

On International Women’s Day, Swarovski Foundation is collaborating with Room to Read to raise awareness of our Girls’ Education program in India. 

Since 2015, the Swarovski Foundation has supported Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program in India. Through this investment, the Swarovski Foundation has impacted nearly 600 secondary school girls in the program, ensuring that they have access to the tools and resources needed to succeed.

Together we are changing the lives of young women like Roshanara from Delhi. Your support will help keep girls in school and equip them with the skills and confidence to succeed in the classroom and beyond.  Join us today!

The Swarovski Foundation was created in 2013 to pursue charitable goals to honor the philanthropic spirit of Daniel Swarovski, who founded the crystal business in 1895. Its mission is to build on this heritage by supporting charitable initiatives and organizations working in three areas: fostering culture and creativity, promoting well-being, and protecting the environment.

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