Room to Read
Established in 2000
Mission Statement: Room to Read is a global organization transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
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Room to read has benefitted 12.4 million children in over 3,500 sites worldwide and in partnership with over 19 thousand Literacy Program partner schools.
Its programs are established in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia
Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program has cumulatively supported nearly 50,000 girls, 95% of whom were able to stay in school and advance to the next grade level.
Room to Read has distributed over 20.6 million books in the last 18 years to the schools they support directly as well as to other programs.
The Literacy Program has benefited over 10 million children and trained almost 9 thousand Teachers and Librarians.
Goal is to reach 15 million children by 2020
How Room to Read is making a difference
Girl’s Education Program
Room to Read builds sustainable and scalable girls’ education programs. The goal is long-term change based on a country’s needs. By addressing transitions into and throughout secondary school, the most permanent gaps in gender equality in education are bridged. A holistic approach involving teaching life skills, mentorship, providing materials and engaging families and the community is why Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program sees nearly 90% of its graduates enroll in tertiary education or become employed.
Room to Read trains teachers and librarians, develops and provides quality reading and instruction materials in multiple languages. The Literacy Program supplements the gaps in standard literacy curriculum for millions of children worldwide and provides them with a physical place to learn.