Our Story

Our Story

World Change Starts with Educated Children.®

We strive for a world where under every circumstance, quality education for children is upheld as a human right, and where all children, especially girls, have access to better opportunities and a bright future.

Room to Read India was officially established in 2003 and seeks to transform the lives of millions of children across India by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. While our Literacy Program encourages fluency among early learners, our Girls' Education Program develops life skills so that girls graduate with the right skills to succeed both in and out of school.

““Education, after all, is the one issue that affects every other one. I think of it in the same way as dropping a pebble into a pond and getting a ripple effect. Educated people make more money and are more likely to escape poverty. Educated parents raise healthier children.” ” John Wood Founder, Room to Read
John Wood
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We are working to end Illiteracy and Gender Inequality in Education

We are working to end Illiteracy and Gender Inequality in Education Find out where we work

With nearly 20 years of experience and working in more than 13 states, Room to Read India has a massive reach across the nation. Each year we reach millions of children directly.


Our Core Programs

Literacy Program

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Girls' Education Program

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Our Approach

We believe that intervention and integration at multiple levels are necessary to build sustainable ecosystems of change. In collaboration with local governments, schools, communities, and families, we are able to achieve lasting change and help students reach their full potential.

  1. Child
  2. Family
  3. School
  4. Community
  5. Government

In 2020, Room to Reach India reached a total of 4.3 million children across 11 states of India.

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Our Leadership

Room to Read India's core leadership team comes from diverse disciplines and brings with them decades of experience working in the sector and an unshakable passion for improving education outcomes. The strategic direction provided by the leaders has held the organization to high standards.

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Awards & Recognitions

Our belief, approach, and leadership have received recognition from some of the most reputed institutions and organizations. 

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Our Financials

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

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