April 19, 2013
2012 was an incredible year for our Girls' Education program, with the launch of our program in a new country, Tanzania, increased visibility through two groundbreaking media partnerships (with 10x10's Girl Rising and the Half the Sky Movement), and most importantly, with the enrollment of the program's 20,000th participant. As audiences around the world got a chance to see our work up close on screens large and small, our teams in nine countries worked tirelessly to ensure each of those 20,000 girls has the chance to find her own path to success—providing life skills training, holding tutoring sessions and helping them plan for the future.
After all, completing secondary school for girls born in the most underserved parts of Asia and Africa is about much more than earning a diploma. A quality education opens up a world of possibilities, allowing girls to envision a brighter future for themselves and their families, and to develop the skills needed to turn those dreams into reality.
In this year’s Girls Education Yearbook, you’ll meet nine extraordinary young women who are bravely claiming their right to education with help from Room to Read. In an interview with someone who inspires her, you’ll hear from each girl about the challenges she’s faced in getting an education, and her individual aspirations for the future.
Take a look, here.