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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 in Pune, Maharashtra and Rajpura, Punjab. An additional three Centers will be opening in the Spring of 2022. With these new Centers, READ will have […]

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 READ Centers in South Asia, providing access to 2.52 million people. As we enter into another decade of impact, our board and staff embarked on […]

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 have been invaluable to READ communities over the past several months, supporting families as they deal with COVID and its effects and empowering individuals to […]

How We’re Empowering Women – International Women’s Day 2020

In the 25 years since the signing of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action for Universal Women’s Rights, READ Global has strengthened its own commitment to advancing gender equality. By uplifting women’s voices and rights, READ Centers have helped transform gender norms in communities, a shift that helps everyone living in the community to […]

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 not enough to keep them and their families out of poverty. Low-quality, low-paying jobs lead many to consider migration in search of work that can […]

Celebrating our 100th Center!

After ending 2016 with new centers opening in both India and Bhutan, we are thrilled to announce the launch of four more READ Centers in Nepal in the first quarter of 2017, helping us reach a remarkable milestone of 100 READ Centers across South Asia! Round Up of READ Centers Launched in 2016 In India, […]

Celebrating Women Change-Makers in Rural Asia

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 […]

Who We’re Grateful For Today

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. Because READ Centers are owned and managed by a community, they […]

I Can Still Taste The Chilies!

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. First things first! We launched four new READ Centers – two in Nepal and two in India while I […]

Six Years Celebrating Women’s Strength and Resilience

Six years ago today, I became the Executive Director of READ Global, the amazing organization that I am still honored to lead. It didn’t dawn on me until years later how perfect it was that I joined READ on International Women’s Day. When I started traveling in southern Asia about 15 years ago, I was […]

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