We are passionate about children’s education, especially girl child’s education. A part of our revenues is dedicated to these charities.
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In 2000, Room to Read was founded upon the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children. ® Since then, our organization has grown exponentially: we now operate in 10 countries across Africa and Asia, employ over 1,000 staff members, and draw support from a dedicated network of investors who fund our annual budget of US$50 million. Most importantly, we are on track to accomplish the goal we set for ourselves in our last strategic plan: by the end of 2015, Room to Read will have benefited more than 10 million children around the world through our programs in literacy and girls’ education.
We take deep satisfaction in our accomplishments thus far—and are profoundly grateful to the investors and partners that have enabled us to reach our goals. At the same time, we know that we have a challenge to reach even more children in the future. 250 million children around the world still lack basic reading, writing and numeracy skills. In the regions in which we work, girls remain much less likely to complete secondary school than boys. It is clear that the programs we provide in literacy and gender equality in education are still needed by millions of children.
About Akshaya Patra
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organization feeding millions of underserved children in India. We are committed to eradicating two crucial issues - hunger and malnutrition in India - by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Program in government and government-aided schools. Carrying out the world’s largest NGO-run feeding program, Akshaya Patra aims to not only fight hunger with nutritious meals but also bring children to school.