Europe and Africa

Right now 780 million people on this planet can’t read. Two-thirds of them are women and girls.

Room to Read is an international organisation transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries across Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, we target two critical milestones: literacy learning in first and second grades and a girl’s transition into secondary school. In 2015 we reached our goal of impacting 10 million children. By 2020 we anticipate reaching 15 million children.

Our Europe and Africa office is located in London, United Kingdom. To learn more and find out how you can get involved, please contact europe@roomtoread.org.

Contact Information

Europe & Africa

Sarah Myers Cornaby
Development Director, Europe and Africa

Room to Read
1 Southwark Bridge
London, SE1 9HL
United Kingdom

+44 (0)207 873 3603
europe@roomtoread.org

 

Switzerland

Room to Read
Hermetschloostrasse 70 / 4.01
8048 Zürich, Switzerland

+41 (0) 32-510 9900
switzerland@roomtoread.org

Join the Conversation: Europe & Africa

#IWriteBecause: Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours? 

 
Reedsy, a UK publishing start up, joined forces with Room to Read to launch the #IWriteBecause campaign bringing together a global community of authors and writers in support of global education  

How it worked? 

Authors and writers submitted inspirational one-minute videos sharing why they write. The initiative connected the widely-dispersed writing community through a common passion by asking the question: why do you write 

For every video submitted, Reedsy donated $10 to Room to Read. Since its launch, the campaign generated close to 100 videos, 2,100 posts, and reached over 6.7 million people across the globe — and helped raise awareness and funds for our literacy and girls' education programs. 

We were thrilled to partner with Reedsy, which is a proud believer that every child should have access to educationthe freedom to raise their voices and share their message with the world. 

John Wood #IWriteBecause

Here's the latest

Global law firm and corporate partner, CMS, got #ActiveforEducation

Global law firm and corporate partner, CMS, swapped suits for jerseys during their annual Football Cup in Amsterdam on 22 July. Every goal scored equaled a donation to Room to Read. Over 19,100 euros was raised by 62 teams in support of our Literacy and Girls' Education Programmes. Thank you for getting #ActiveforEducation and helping transform the lives of millions of children.

A big thank you to Techbikers who nearly raised £70 K for Room to Read

They did it! From 16-18 June, Techbbikers successfully completed their 2017 challenge by cycling 320 km from Paris to London. Despite the high temperatures, the ride was a huge success and Techbikers nearly raised £70. Since 2012, the Techbikers community has crossed the $500,000 raised and counts more than 500 alumni riders. We couldn’t be more proud of this partnership!

Proud moment as Room to Read Ambassador Garbiñe Muguruza wins 2017 Wimbledon Championship

15 July is a very important date as RtR’s ambassador Garbiñe Muguruza became Wimbledon2017 champion! Garbiñe is a role model to young girls around the world, she doesn’t let fear hold her back but adopts confidence in every game she plays. We’re so happy she joined the Room to Read family.

Find an event near you

Sep
24

Toro Bar

Schöneggstrasse 25

Zurich  8004

Switzerland

Find a chapter near you

Join our global movement with over 14,000 volunteers from over 40 cities worldwide and make your impact today!

Thanks to our regional partners

You might also be interested in

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy  & girls' education programs. Learn about our Europe & Africa office in London, United Kingdom.

Start a Campaign


Learn More >

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy  & girls' education programs. Learn about our Europe & Africa office in London, United Kingdom.

Students Helping Students


Learn More >

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy  & girls' education programs. Learn about our Europe & Africa office in London, United Kingdom.

Leadership & Board


Learn More >

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy  & girls' education programs. Learn about our Europe & Africa office in London, United Kingdom.

Partner with Us


Learn More >

Room to Read UK, Room to Read Switzerland

Room to Read is a registered UK charity no. 1125803 and a registered UK company no. 6685456. Room to Read Switzerland (Verein Room to Read - Schweiz/Association Room to Read - Switzerland) is a tax-exempt Swiss association and is registered with the Commercial Register of Zurich.

Invest in children's education today.