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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.

Über uns 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.

Stories

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

    10. Februar 2017|Room to Read

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

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

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

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

  3. Artikel: This Girl Knows How to Handle a Street-Harasser
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    Wie ein Mädchen in Indien den Kampf gegen sexuelle Belästigung gewann

    11. Oktober 2016|Room to Read

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

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

    8. September 2016|Room to Read

    We need to talk about worldwide illiteracy. Mehr...

  5. Artikel: This 9-year-old girl inspires others after opening "street library" in India
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    9-jährige eröffnet eigene Bibliothek, um andere Kinder zum Lesen zu inspirieren

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

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

  6. Artikel: girl beats exams after parents burn books
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    Ihre Eltern verbrannten ihre Schulbücher - sie studiert trotzdem!

    15. Juni 2016|Room to Read

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

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

    25. April 2016|Room to Read

    One schoolgirl tells her story of surviving disaster. Mehr...

  8. Artikel: For India's school girls, how one father's support gets multiplied
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    Dieser großartige Vater setzt sich dafür ein, dass alle Mädchen im Dorf zur Schule gehen können

    24. März 2016|Room to Read

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

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

    8. März 2016|Room to Read

    An inspiring young girl who dared to learn. Mehr...

  10. Artikel: How an army of women saved this Nepali girl from child marriage
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    Nepal: Frauen stürmen Hochzeit, um Zwangsheirat einer 13-Jährigen zu stoppen

    12. Februar 2016|Room to Read

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