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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Europe & Africa
Sarah Myers Cornaby
Development Director, Europe and Africa
Room to Read
1 Southwark Bridge
London, SE1 9HL
+44 (0)207 873 3603
Room to Read
Am Schanzengraben 25
+41 (0)44 668 50 51
Join the Conversation: Europe & Africa
#IWriteBecause: Everyone has a story to tell, what's yours?
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 education, the freedom to raise their voices and share their message with the world.
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.
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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.