We Believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.®
Invest in a Child’s EducationRoom to Read invests in the future of nearly one million children each year. Help us reach more children more quickly.Donate NowWe envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income communities by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
“Room to Read has outstripped its spiritual mentor…by combining the determination of a Carnegie with the can-do attitudes of corporate giants.”
British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Private Sector Brain, Nonprofit Heart
We’re people from around the world, from diverse industries, who are passionate about education. Taking best practices from our diverse disciplines, we live our values by improving lives. We’re personally invested in the nations where we work; from places like Tanzania and South Africa to Bangladesh and Cambodia, 87% of us are from the countries where we work.
We maximize our resources and hold ourselves accountable to our partner communities, investors, and internal stakeholders. We set ambitious, measurable goals and track them. Ever a learning organization, we take calculated risks and use creativity to accomplish goals. And we build upon our partnerships to grow sustainably and create systemic change around the world.
With strong internal controls, we maximize each dollar’s impact on every child and school we benefit. We’ve been repeatedly recognized for our transparency, operational efficiency, and overall financial excellence. Room to Read has had 13 four-star ratings from the Charity Navigator rating organization since 2007 – placing us in the top 1% of fiscally sound and responsible organizations. Programmatic spending constituted 84 percent of our total expenses, meaning that 84 cents out of every dollar goes directly into our programs.
Our programs and fiscal efficiency have earned consistently positive recognition from the media, as well as from leaders in the nonprofit and corporate sectors. We are proud to have a reputation that is strong and authentic as an innovative leader in global education. Our work and impact is validated by respected journalists, academics, policy makers and our peers.
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