Room to Read

Room to Read is an international non-governmental organisation that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.

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  • +260 211 262 216 (Fax)
  • Plot 21A Middleway
    Kabulonga, Lusaka
    Lusaka, Zambia
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Mission Statement and Vision

Room to Read Zambia believes that World Change Starts with Educated Children®. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world.

About Room to Read

Room to Read was founded with a simple desire to provide children with access to books. Today, we are a global organization using proven business practices to provide educational opportunities and access to 10 million children in developing countries. We envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential and contribute to their community and the world. To achieve this goal, we focus on two areas where we believe we can have the greatest impact: Literacy and Gender Equality in education. We work in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the life skills they’ll need to succeed in school and beyond.

In Zambia alone, we have established 487 school libraries; published 15 local language children’s book titles in Chinyanja and Chitonga, supported 1,617 secondary school girls through our Girls’ Education Programme and provided 55 classes with improved reading and writing instruction. In total our programmes have impacted 320,328 children and 1,461 teachers in Zambia. In addition, children in our early grade Literacy Program are learning to read 2 to 3 times more quickly and masterfully than their peers.

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