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 […]

Nepal Earthquake Rebuilding: What Happens Next?

The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th killed over 8,500 people, injured more than 23,000, and devastated countless poverty-stricken villages. An aftershock earthquake followed only two weeks later. READ staff delivers shelter materials, which displaced mothers and newborns are at high risk without   It was the strongest earthquake Nepal had seen […]

New READ Centers Launched in India and Bhutan

We have some exciting updates for you! Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, along with the hard work of our tireless field staff, we’re proud to announce that READ Global has opened three new READ Centers in India and Bhutan. Our new center in the Yangthang village is Bhutan’s 7th READ center, which will provide […]

Rebuilding Rural Nepal – The Long Road Ahead

For Nepali villagers like 86-year-old Subhadra, the long journey has just begun to rebuild a home, a life, and a community following the devastating earthquakes of the past month.   Subhadra Timilsina grew up in Kumari, a rural village in Nuwakot district, where most people were illiterate and lived below the poverty line. She wanted […]

Nepal Earthquake Relief & Rebuilding Efforts

Please donate to READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund. 100% of funds directly support our partner communities and Nepal team so they can provide relief services and information through READ Centers, help families rebuild their lives, and repair damaged Centers. Immediate disaster relief: READ Global provides 1.9 million rural Nepalis with critical access to information and resources […]

READ Nepal Earthquake Relief Updates: April-May

We will continue to post updates on this page as we learn more about relief efforts in our partner communities. Click here to donate to our relief fund. Click here for an overview about how READ Global is responding to the earthquakes. *May 12, 2015* A 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday morning, killing […]

Libraries in Nepal Provide Support for Earthquake Victims

Donate today to help our partner communities rebuild through READ’s Nepal Earthquake Fund As of April 30, over 5,800 are known dead with injuries surpassing 10,000 following the earthquake and subsequent aftershocks that have rocked Nepal. Over 8 million people are in need of humanitarian relief. Much of the Kathmandu Valley has been destroyed, while […]

How education impacts women’s leadership in India

This January, the Indian State of Rajasthan passed an executive order barring anyone with less than eight years of formal education from running for election for head of village council (gram panchayat). This effectively disqualified roughly half of men and three-quarters of women from running in elections that began in January, and will impact more […]

Three new READ Centers launched in Nepal in partnership with Reach out to Asia

This winter, READ opened three new Centers in the Terai region of southern Nepal, as part of an exciting new partnership with The Reach out to Asia Foundation. Two of the Centers – Jahada and Pragatinagar – are located in Nawalparasi, a densely populated agricultural region where poverty forces many residents to cross the nearby […]

Women in Nepal receive prenatal care via mobile app

In Nepal, it is difficult for expecting mothers to regularly visit their doctors for prenatal health check-ups. They often have to travel a long way on foot to the nearest health clinic, sometimes across very rough terrain. These conditions also make it difficult for local health workers to keep track of patients.   Many Nepali […]

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