World Change Starts with Educated Children.





"Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income countries during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education.

We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 12.4 million children across more than 20,000 communities in 15 countries and aims to reach 15 million children by 2020."

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Ajmer, India 2011

Having visited a Room to Read program in Ajmer, India in 2011 as part of a round the world trip, we saw first hand the impact these programs have on under-privileged children. Little Global Citizens believe deeply in their core philosophy: World change starts with educated children.