Room to Read, a nonprofit organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education, recently celebrated two major milestones. To date, Room to Read has impacted 20,000 communities across Asia and Africa through its Literacy Program and supported 50,000 girls through its Girls’ Education Program.
The milestones were marked during a visit of Room to Read board members and investors to see the organization’s work in Uttarakhand, India. Room to Read’s child-friendly libraries provide reading materials to young people who might not otherwise have access. In India alone, Room to Read works in nearly 9,000 schools, and its programs have impacted 3.7 million children, according to this article in The Times of India.
Meanwhile, the Girls’ Education Program supports girls in completing secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. The program provides material support, life skills training, mentoring and family and community engagement. “As Room to Read continues to grow our effective programs in literacy and girls’ education, we are proud to bring a community of our supporters from around the world to India, where we can celebrate our collective achievements in tackling illiteracy and gender inequality in education,” said Dr. Geetha Murali, Room to Read’s Chief Development & Communications Officer. To learn more, read this article on Room to Read’s website.