Connecting Remote Villagers

In rural Bhutan, disseminating important information has been a challenging task; national newspapers do not always reach rural populations and even when they do, high rates of adult illiteracy mean that information still isn’t reaching the masses. One solution to keeping remote areas connected and informed is community radio. This is why READ Bhutan is […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Centers Launched in India and Bhutan

After capping off 2015 with the launch of new READ Centers in India and Bhutan, and with the upcoming inauguration of two more READ Nepal centers in the pipeline – 2016 is already shaping up to be a truly standout year for READ Global. In November, READ India launched their 19th center in Tauru, Haryana, […]

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 […]

What’s Your Peace?

Happy International Peace Day! In all three countries that READ Global works in, peacebuilding has footprints in many forms – such as a vibrant vision for Peace, Prosperity, and Happiness in Bhutan, enacting a comprehensive peace agreement ending internal conflict in Nepal, or transformation to becoming a leader in peacebuilding in India. The United Nations’ […]

This Is Cause For Celebration!

With International Literacy Day coming and going earlier this week (be sure to check out our inspiring Profiles of Empowerment if you haven’t already), we’re so proud of our READ Centers’ celebratory activities and the impact they made in their communities. Without a doubt, this was READ’s most successful Literacy Day yet! In Bhutan, READ […]

A Year of Growth, Happiness, and Reading in Bhutan

“You must read about everything around you – not just subjects that interest you. You must learn about current events, history, science, culture and people around the world- the pursuit of knowledge must be lifelong.” – His Majesty the Fifth Druk Gyalpo In order to be effective, learning must go beyond repetitive tasks and curriculum. […]

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