About Us

About Us

We believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.®

Room to Read India seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in India by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

Education is a powerful tool and by its’ use, it is possible to break the cycle of poverty within a single generation and reduce cultural biases along with inequality in society. Educated children are healthier, earn more income for their families, can protect the environment and are greater contributors to their community and country. Education paves the path for long-term systemic change across low-income communities. Girls’ Education is important as this gives girls the tools to self-advocate and find power in their voices to chart a path that they choose for themselves, rather than the one forced upon them.

By the Numbers

By the Numbers India 2020 Annual Report

For the past seventeen years, Room to Read India has designed, tested and implemented program models for achieving quality learning outcomes in literacy and gender equality at scale. We have:

  • Benefited more than 4.7 million children in India
  • Implemented our Literacy Program in 15,642 government schools
  • Published more than 205 original children’s book titles in 6 languages for distribution in schools
  • Supported 62,457 girls to participate in our Girls’ Education Program.

Local governments, schools and community partners recognise Room to Read India as a leader for its Literacy Program in the early grades.


We are fighting Illiteracy and Gender Inequality in Education

Literacy Program

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Girls Education Program

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Our Leadership

We come from diverse disciplines and share our immense passion for education. Taking best practices from our variety of expertise, we aspire to improve lives. Our leaders have been providing strategic direction to organizational objectives.

Leadership & Directors

Awards & Recognitions

Our approach has gained recognition from some of the most important organizations.

Our Financials

We ensure all our financial statements are audited and all legal and statutory compliances are stringently adhered to.

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