If every child received an education

Is it possible to envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community? To achieve this goal, Room to Read focuses on two areas where they could have the greatest impact: literacy and gender equality in education. They work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.

Literacy is indeed the cornerstone of all learning and fundamental for participation in today’s global society, yet 773.5 million people across the globe lack the ability to read and write. That includes every medicine bottle, employment ad and ballot form they encounter. Of all the illiterate people in the world today, two-thirds are female and over 90 percent live in developing countries.

Room to Read currently operates in ten countries in Asia and Africa. In each country, they adapt their core programs to suit the individual needs of the population in question, ensuring that each dollar spent has the most possible impact on the children we serve. they employ local teams, which are personally invested in their nation’s educational progress and familiar with the challenges ahead. They speak the language, know the customs, and understand what it takes to implement each program successfully.

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