READ Global Blog - The Library Log: On Proverty and Education in Rural Asia

Published: Tuesday, 07 March 2017

Women in Nepal


On International Women’s Day 2017, READ stands committed to working towards gender parity and making women’s work visible at all levels of development. Working in South Asia for over 25 years, READ’s leadership has observed firsthand, how empowered women are boldly offering solutions to their communities’ biggest challenges, and working together to ensure that everyone in their community has access to education and opportunity.


Published: Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Women using cell phones


Since the opening of the very first READ library in 1991, our centers have acted as the ultimate equalizer. They serve as spaces for communities to come together regardless of education level, ethnicity, or caste so they can collaborate to build more resilient communities.


Published: Friday, 08 July 2016

Woman using sewing machine


When rural women don’t have access to livelihood skills, they miss out on opportunities like earning income, providing for themselves and their families, and becoming more respected in their communities.


Published: Friday, 29 July 2016

Youth with radio equipment


In rural Bhutan, disseminating important information has been a challenging task; national newspapers do not always reach rural populations and even when they do, high rates of adult illiteracy mean that information still isn’t reaching the masses. One solution to keeping remote areas connected and informed is community radio.


Published: Monday, 28 March 2016

Tina with READ Center User


Greetings from San Francisco! After returning from a nearly month-long trip of traveling throughout South Asia to visit our READ Centers, I'm so excited to update you on all of the incredible sights, experiences and announcements.