Room to Read India seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in India by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Room to Read believes that “World change starts with educated children. 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 the 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. 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, implementing our Literacy Program in 15,642 government schools, publishing more than 205 original children’s book titles in six languages for distribution in schools, and supporting 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.