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Celine Tam Announces Commitment to Global Education as Room to Read Ambassador

November 17, 2020

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Celine Tam Announces Commitment to Global Education as Room to Read Ambassador

Hong Kong – November 18, 2020 – Celine Tam, "America’s Got Talent" semi-finalist and "World’s Got Talent" finalist, has been named an ambassador for Room to Read, it was announced today by Dr. Geetha Murali, Room to Read’s CEO. 

As a Room to Read ambassador, the 12-year old singer from Hong Kong will participate in awareness raising and fundraising activities to advocate for Room to Read’s programs in literacy and gender equality, which enable students in low-income communities across Asia and around the world to reach their full potential and contribute to society. 

“Before I could learn my first song, I had to be able to learn how to read. Literacy and a love of books allowed me to chase my dreams,”

said Celine Tam, during a virtual performance she recently gave for Room to Read investors. “I am proud to be a Room to Read ambassador and support the millions of children around the world who are imagining their own futures.” 

Celine Tam began her singing career at the age of three with the support of her father, a voice coach. In 2017, Celine became the first contestant from Hong Kong and China to qualify for the semi-finals in Season 12 of America’s Got Talent and in 2019, was the youngest finalist in “World’s Got Talent”. She received two Golden Buzzers from the “Got Talent” judges. She has performed on television shows including “CCTV Spring Festival Gala” and “Community for the Chest TV Show”, and her performances have garnered hundreds of millions of views on YouTube. 

Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read said, “Celine Tam is an example of what is possible when a young girl imagines and pursues a bright future for herself. She can transform her own life, her community and the world. We are proud to welcome Celine to the Room to Read family as an ambassador. She is activating her voice to ensure lifelong learning for millions of students around the world. 


About Room to Read 

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by helping children in low-income communities develop literacy skills and a habit of reading, and by supporting girls to build skills to succeed in school and negotiate key life decisions. We collaborate with governments and other partner organizations to deliver positive outcomes for children at scale. Room to Read has benefitted more than 18 million children across 16 countries and 39,000 communities and aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at  


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