First READ India center opens

May 1, 2008 – Rural Education and Development (READ) Global will hold a special inauguration ceremony on June 7, 2008 in West Bengal to mark the opening of its first community resource library in India. After working in Nepal for 17 years, this event is a hallmark for the organization as the first concrete step […]

READ Bhutan launched

THIMPU, BHUTAN, Nov. 5, 2008 – In the kingdom of Bhutan, apart from the capital city of Thimphu, there are no public libraries in any of the cities, towns or villages. The enjoyment of reading is an exception and not the rule for the communities of this small landlocked nation located at the southern end […]

READ Global Commits to Empowering Women and Girls at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2010 – READ (Rural Education and Development) Global announced today in an onstage ceremony at the Clinton Global Initiative’s 2010 Annual Meeting its Commitment to Action to create educational and economic opportunities for women and adolescent girls in rural communities in Bhutan, India and Nepal. President Bill Clinton made the announcement […]

READ Global Receives $4.7M grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 26 2011 – READ (Rural Education and Development) Global announced today a major grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to strengthen the organization’s capacity for future growth. This grant combines the foundation’s unwavering commitment to public library systems with READ Global’s unique approach to sustainable development and empowerment in rural […]

READ Global Wins the $100,000 Lipman Family Prize of the Wharton School and the University of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, Apr. 24 2013 – The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania announced today the winner of the second annual Barry & Marie Lipman Family Prize – READ Global, an international non-profit bringing together education, enterprise, and community development through libraries that create lasting social change in rural South Asia. Chosen from over 115 organizations worldwide devoted to social […]

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