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In this photo, we see a very colorful one-story building across the street. It is yellow and orange, and adorned with Nepalese Prayer Flags, as well as an arch of balloons around the entrance, celebrating the Center's recent opening. Power lines cross the sky in the foreground, and a forest of trees colors the distant in the background behind the Center.

READ’s Network of Centers Is Expanding!

The winter of 2021-2022 has been a period of growth for the READ family. Three new READ Centers have opened—one in Nepal in Badikhel near Kathmandu, and two in India […]

Our Vision for 2022 and Beyond

We celebrated READ Global’s 30 year anniversary this year! Starting from a single library in Nepal, we have expanded to Bhutan and India and have established a total of 112 […]

COVID Update: From Emergency Response to Fostering Equitable Recovery

READ Centers play a pivotal role during a crisis, providing disaster response and relief during emergencies, and promoting equity during recovery. Our READ Bhutan, READ India, and READ Nepal teams […]

READ Center Microloans Provide a Lifeline During the COVID Crisis in Nepal

When COVID-19 shutdowns swept across Nepal, families that relied on income from informal jobs were left on the brink of extreme poverty. Without that income, they knew they couldn’t afford […]

Founder Toni Neubauer Awarded Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award by Nepalese Ministry of Education

On behalf of READ Global and READ Nepal, Dr. Antonia (Toni) Neubauer was awarded the 2019 Dr. Dilli Raman Regmi International Peace Award on July 13, 2020 during a ceremony […]

Flexibility, Resilience, and READ Centers’ Response to COVID

The flexibility and deft responsiveness to local context and needs that READ Centers in Bhutan, India, and Nepal have demonstrated since the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic is a strong […]

The Path to Safer Migration: Personal Stories of Two Common Scenarios

The promise of higher earnings to send home from employment abroad entices thousands to leave their country every day across Bhutan, India, and Nepal. Whether due to lack of information […]

Smoothing the Rocky Path of Migration: IREX and READ Global Begin at the Source

Guest blog by Rachel Peterson, Dining for Women Chapter Co-leader For the 21% of the world’s workers living off of less than $3.10 per day, just having a job is […]

Invest in Women, Elevate Communities: A Closer Look at the Financial Impact on Women at READ Centers

“Thanks to READ Centers, women are more confident, have greater self-esteem, and are able to start and run their own businesses.” ~ READ Nepal staff member Supporting women’s empowerment and […]

Communities Thrive & the Urgency of Fighting Human Trafficking

According to the U.S. State Department, about 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders, every year. Because of systemic issues surrounding poverty, economic instability, mass migration due to famine or […]

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