This fundraiser closed about 3 years ago
Room to Read believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children. Our Reading Room program establishes children's libraries in marginalized communities throughout Asia and Africa and fills those libraries with locally-produced, local-language children's books, puzzles, games and educational toys. Plus, we provide three years of library management training for their librarians.
The money you invest in this project will fund the establishment of a library in a India filled with brightly-colored books, puzzles and educational toys. Your support of this project will help bring lifelong literacy to over 350 children.
Community involvement is key to the success of our Reading Room program. The communities in which we work must demonstrate a significant commitment to the long term success of not only the library, but the children who use it. These local communities typically donate property, materials and themselves as labor to help complete the project.
The future impact that a love of reading can have on children's lives is immense. Independent reading and independent thinking go hand in hand. The toolset to broaden their horizons and determine their own destinies starts with literacy. Girls who stay in school earn higher wages and tend to have smaller, healthier families, who are vaccinated, well-nourished, and educated. An investment in literacy through Room to Read will pay dividends for generations to come.