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We are an international NGO transforming the lives of millions of children in low-income countries across Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, we target two critical milestones: literacy learning in first and second grades and a girl’s transition into secondary school. In 2015 we reached our goal of impacting 10 million children. By 2020 we anticipate reaching 15 million children.

About Room to Read & Global Citizen

Right now 780 million people on this planet can’t read. Two-thirds of them are women and girls. We’re facing a global education crisis. By partnering with effective, innovative organizations like Global Citizen, we have a greater chance of ending global illiteracy and gender inequality in education. Literacy is a basic human right. Every child has a right to a quality education, which we believe has the power to lift entire generations out of poverty and to access their rights.

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  1. Artikel: Open Letter to Trump: Executive Order Erodes Trust in US Around the World

    Open Letter to Trump: Executive Order Erodes Trust in US Around the World

    Von Room to Read|10. Februar 2017

    “When we succumb to fear, we surrender our humanity. “ Mehr Lesen

  2. Video: How Roshanara Defied Her Parents and Said ‘No’ to Child Marriage

    How Roshanara Defied Her Parents and Said ‘No’ to Child Marriage

    Ein Beitrag von Yosola Olorunshola|Room to Read|29. November 2016

    “What will you do with the education?” her mother said. “You only need to cook and clean.” Mehr Lesen

  3. Artikel: This Girl Knows How to Handle a Street-Harasser

    Wie ein Mädchen in Indien den Kampf gegen sexuelle Belästigung gewann

    Von Room to Read|11. Oktober 2016

    Rajkumari schafft es, dass ihr ganzes Dorf sich gegen sexuelle Belästigung einsetzte. Mehr Lesen

  4. Video: Can You Read This? Nearly 780 Million People Around the World Cannot

    Can You Read This? Nearly 780 Million People Around the World Cannot

    Von Room to Read|8. September 2016

    We need to talk about worldwide illiteracy. Mehr Lesen

  5. Artikel: 9-Year-Old Opens "Street Library" For Children in India

    9-jährige eröffnet eigene Bibliothek, um andere Kinder zum Lesen zu inspirieren

    Ein Beitrag von Meghan Werft|Room to Read|6. Juli 2016

    Muskan liebt Bücher und will ihre Leidenschaft an die Kinder aus der Nachbarschaft weitergeben. Mehr Lesen

  6. Artikel: girl beats exams after parents burn books

    Ihre Eltern verbrannten ihre Schulbücher - sie studiert trotzdem!

    Von Room to Read|15. Juni 2016

    Tays' Eltern wollten, dass sie die Schule abbricht und sich einen Job sucht. Tay hatte andere Pläne. Mehr Lesen

  7. Artikel: A year after the Nepal Earthquake, a survivor finds strength at school

    A year after the Nepal Earthquake, a survivor finds strength at school

    Von Room to Read|25. April 2016

    One schoolgirl tells her story of surviving disaster. Mehr Lesen

  8. Artikel: For India's school girls, how one father's support gets multiplied

    Dieser großartige Vater setzt sich dafür ein, dass alle Mädchen im Dorf zur Schule gehen können

    Von Room to Read|24. März 2016

    Er selbst kann weder lesen noch schreiben. Daher will er, dass es den Mädchen im Dorf besser ergeht. Mehr Lesen

  9. Video: How Shabnam dared to defy her village in India and changed the future for all its girls

    How Shabnam dared to defy her village in India and changed the future for all its girls

    Von Room to Read|8. März 2016

    An inspiring young girl who dared to learn. Mehr Lesen

  10. Artikel: How an army of women saved this Nepali girl from child marriage

    Nepal: Frauen stürmen Hochzeit, um Zwangsheirat einer 13-Jährigen zu stoppen

    Von Room to Read|12. Februar 2016

    Die 13-jährige Sushmita hatte keine Ahnung, dass sie an diesem Tag zwangsverheiratet werden sollte. Mehr Lesen