Archive for 2015

Libraries in Nepal Provide Support for Earthquake Victims

Donate today to help our partner communities rebuild through READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund As of April 30, over 5,800 are known dead with injuries surpassing 10,000 following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that have rocked Nepal. Over 8 million people are in need of humanitarian relief. Much of the Kathmandu Valley has been destroyed, while […]

How education impacts women’s leadership in India

This January, the Indian State of Rajasthan passed an executive order barring anyone with less than eight years of formal education from running for election for head of village council (gram panchayat). This effectively disqualified roughly half of men and three-quarters of women from running in elections that began in January, and will impact more […]

Three new READ Centers launched in Nepal in partnership with Reach out to Asia

This winter, READ opened three new Centers in the Terai region of southern Nepal, as part of an exciting new partnership with The Reach out to Asia Foundation. Two of the Centers – Jahada and Pragatinagar – are located in Nawalparasi, a densely populated agricultural region where poverty forces many residents to cross the nearby […]

Women in Nepal receive prenatal care via mobile app

In Nepal, it is difficult for expecting mothers to regularly visit their doctors for prenatal health check-ups. They often have to travel a long way on foot to the nearest health clinic, sometimes across very rough terrain. These conditions also make it difficult for local health workers to keep track of patients.   Many Nepali […]

Nepal Earthquake: How you can Help

Click here for an overview of how READ Global is responding to the earthquakes. Click here for the latest updates on our earthquake relief efforts in Nepal. Thank you so much for your concern and support for the people of Nepal. If you would like to support READ in our efforts to provide immediate disaster […]

Preserving Nepal’s Oral History, Grandparents to Children

For centuries, the history of Nepal has been transmitted from generation to generation through oral storytelling: passing on stories about culture, livelihoods, and the natural environment of the country. Yet as Nepalese society modernizes and globalizes, this practice has begun to recede: stories once told are forgotten; traditional dances blend with more modern variations; and […]

A Library for my Village in Bhutan for National Reading Year

This is a guest post by blogger Passang “Passu” Tshering about the inauguration of National Reading Year in Bhutan in 2015, and the launch of the Yangthang READ Center. The original post can be found on his blog, PassuDiary.com – Journal of an Ordinary Bhutanese. “You must read about everything around you- not just subjects […]

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