Archive for the ‘economic empowerment’ Category

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 or options, those who choose to migrate are often taken advantage of. A dishonest recruiter or agent might steal a migrant’s money, abandon a migrant […]

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 women’s entrepreneurship is one of the MOST effective ways to lift families, communities, countries, and whole regions out of poverty. This key takeaway from a […]

Dining for Women – Helping READ Bhutan Spur Women’s Entrepreneurship

Thanks to a generous $48,000 commitment from Dining for Women, READ Global will be a featured organization during the month of August. As a featured organization, READ Global will have the opportunity to present its work in Bhutan to Dining for Women chapters across the country. Dining for Women’s support will enable READ Bhutan to empower 300 […]

Empowering Bhutan’s Rural Women

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. This is why READ Bhutan conceived and implemented Rural Livelihood – Empowering Bhutanese Women. Through this project, READ Bhutan has trained nearly 100 women in […]

The Inside Scoop On The “Skills To Succeed” Program

In 2014, we reached out to Accenture to present our unique model and invite their team to check out a center in action. After seeing all of the activities going on in the Dehli READ Center, Accenture decided to partner with READ India for “Skills to Succeed” – Accenture’s global initiative to equip people with […]

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 […]

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 […]

READ Nepal: Bringing healthy foods to market

This is the second of a four-part guest blogger series from MBAs Without Borders‘ Kathryn Svobodny on her 5-month advisory experience with READ Global. Click here to read the first post. During my first week in Nepal as an MBAs Without Borders Advisor for READ Global, I conducted a number of site visits in the […]

To rise out of poverty Asian women head to the library

This article was featured in The Christian Science Monitor, and originally appeared at Global Envision, a blog published by Mercy Corps. “Being born a girl is worthless,” said Chuna Devi, a Nepalese woman. Because her family didn’t think her education was a priority, she grew up illiterate, herding goats and cows. Women make up just […]

10 ways to empower women

1  Create a safe space: Women in South Asia often have nowhere to gather with other women and talk about issues like gender equity, women’s rights, or health. READ Centers provide a safe, trusted space for women to gather and learn. “The Center is a safe place for women, and we don’t really need approval […]

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