Archive for 2015

How Do We Keep Our READ Centers Sustainable?

As a new READ Center launches in Bhutan, adding to the 2.1 million total rural villagers served by our centers, you may be thinking – that sounds great, but just how sustainable are these centers? Will they stand as long term establishments in their communities, or is this just another organization’s well-intentioned, but misguided, attempt […]

What’s Your Peace?

Happy International Peace Day! In all three countries that READ Global works in, peacebuilding has footprints in many forms – such as a vibrant vision for Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness in Bhutan, enacting a comprehensive peace agreement ending internal conflict in Nepal, or transformation to becoming a leader in peacebuilding in India. The United Nations’ […]

This Is Cause For Celebration!

With International Literacy Day coming and going earlier this week (be sure to check out our inspiring Profiles of Empowerment if you haven’t already), we’re so proud of our READ Centers’ celebratory activities and the impact they made in their communities. Without a doubt, this was READ’s most successful Literacy Day yet! In Bhutan, READ […]

A Year of Growth, Happiness, and Reading in Bhutan

“You must read about everything around you – not just subjects that interest you. You must learn about current events, history, science, culture and people around the world- the pursuit of knowledge must be lifelong.” – His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo In order to be effective, learning must go beyond repetitive tasks and curriculum. […]

Generous Grant from Australia To Fund New Training Programs

Embarking in a new partnership that will inspire economic prosperity for generations to come, READ Bhutan is the proud recipient of a generous grant from the Australian government’s Direct Aid program. The $21,575 AUD (approximately $15,500 USD) grant will go directly to READ Bhutan’s skill enhancement training program for women, which will train 90 women […]

Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding: What Happens Next?

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th killed over 8,500 people, injured more than 23,000, and devastated countless poverty-stricken villages. An aftershock earthquake followed only two weeks later. READ staff delivers shelter materials, which displaced mothers and newborns are at high risk without   It was the strongest earthquake Nepal had seen […]

New READ Centers Launched in India and Bhutan

We have some exciting updates for you! Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, along with the hard work of our tireless field staff, we’re proud to announce that READ Global has opened three new READ Centers in India and Bhutan. Our new center in the Yangthang village is Bhutan’s 7th READ center, which will provide […]

Rebuilding Rural Nepal – The Long Road Ahead

For Nepali villagers like 86-year-old Subhadra, the long journey has just begun to rebuild a home, a life, and a community following the devastating earthquakes of the past month.   Subhadra Timilsina grew up in Kumari, a rural village in Nuwakot district, where most people were illiterate and lived below the poverty line. She wanted […]

Nepal Earthquake Relief & Rebuilding Efforts

Please donate to READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund. 100% of funds directly support our partner communities and Nepal team so they can provide relief services and information through READ Centers, help families rebuild their lives, and repair damaged Centers. Immediate disaster relief: READ Global provides 1.9 million rural Nepalis with critical access to information and resources […]

READ Nepal Earthquake Relief Updates: April-May

We will continue to post updates on this page as we learn more about relief efforts in our partner communities. Click here to donate to our relief fund. Click here for an overview about how READ Global is responding to the earthquakes. *May 12, 2015* A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday morning, killing […]

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