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Where women go to learn their letters and become leaders

This is a guest post by Anh Ton of the The Asian Philanthropy Forum that originally appeared on their site, featuring READ Global’s work to empower women globally. A lot of people like to say they find refuge among books. When they say this, they usually mean it figuratively: books give them comfort and books […]

Planting seeds of education: Inaugurating READ’s 12th library in India

The pains of a 5:30am wake-up call and five hours on windy, bumpy rural Indian roads were quickly washed away when I stepped out of the vehicle to a cacophony of drums and cheers. Today we inaugurated our 12th READ Center in India, our first in Maharashtra. Today was the reason I do what I […]

Celebrating five years of education in rural Bhutan

Five years ago, READ opened the first rural public lending library in the entire country of Bhutan. This first READ Center was built in Ura, a small village in central Bhutan, with the hopes of seeding a much larger movement to provide rural villagers with access to critical education and opportunities across the country. While […]

READ India expands to Uttar Pradesh

On September 25, READ India opened its 10th Center in India and its first in the state of Uttar Pradesh. Three-quarters of the state’s population lives in rural areas, and 33% of its rural residents are illiterate. The Aghapur READ Center will provide 11,500 villagers with access to essential educational resources, including a library, computers, […]

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