Overview

  • Organization TypeImplementing NGO
  • Staff1001-5000
  • Development Budget25 Million - 50 Million
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded2000
Room to Read is a global organization seeking to transform the lives of millions of children in the developing world through a focus on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and ensure girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary education. Since 2000, Room to Read has impacted the lives of more than four million children in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Zambia by providing increased access to high-quality educational opportunities through our network of libraries and schools, local language children’s books and its girls education program. We aim to reach 10 million children by 2015.   WHAT THEY DO Building educational infrastructure and providing educational opportunities in the developing world is not a simple task. Every country offers a unique set of challenges and advantages, every region has its strengths and weaknesses, every community has its own needs. For this reason, Room to Read employs local teams led by a local director in each country. Their local teams understand the needs of each country and each community. They speak the language, know the customs, and understand what it takes to implement each program successfully. They ensure that our programs are of the highest quality and meet their singular needs. We have four core programs that provide educational resources to communities throughout the developing world: •Reading Room Program - They establish libraries and stock them with local-language children’s books, original Room to Read titles, donated English-language books, games and furniture to create a child-friendly learning environment. •Local Language Publishing Program - They source new content from local writers and illustrators and publish high-quality children's books in the local language to distribute throughout our networks. •School Room  Program - They partner with local communities to build schools so children can learn in a safe, child-friendly environment. •Girls' Education Program - They provide long-term, holistic support enabling girls to pursue and complete their secondary education. Through their Challenge Grant model, communities co-invest with Room to Read, facilitating the long-term sustainability of our projects after our local teams have moved on to assist other villages. They also regularly test new program models so we can appropriate scale them into new countries and communities, and we track our results to ensure that our programs run effectively and efficiently, and have the best possible impact on children throughout the developing world. 

Where is Room to Read
Staff2Location of current staff
Jobs0
    Location of open jobs
    Projects3Location of contracts awarded

    Careers

    Job openings over the past year

    87Total posted jobs

    Examples of past jobs

    • Africa Program Operations Director
      Kenya
    • Senior Early Grade Learning Specialist
      Cambodia

    Staff at Room to Read have experience in

    Sectors

    • development
    • procurement process
    • research & development
    • monitoring / evaluation
    • data management

    Funders

    • save the children international
    • goal global
    • macarthur foundation

    Countries

    • bangladesh
    • india
    • united states
    • cambodia
    • zambia

    Skills

    • managerial experience
    • business development
    • experience in recruitment
    • international experience
    • with experience in conflict areas

    Contact Room to Read

    Current staff

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    • Sonia Torres
      Communications and Media Relations Manager
      +1.415.561.3331
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    Company Offices
    • United States (headquarters)
    • San Francisco
    • 111 Sutter St., 16th Floor
    • Australia
    • Australia Foundation PO Box R1017 Royal Exchange
    • Canada
    • Vancouver
    • 2405 Pine Street PO Box 46877
    • Japan
    • Tokyo
    • Izumi Garden Tower 26F 1-6-1 Roppongi Minato-ku
    • India
    • New Delhi
    • E 18A, East of Kailash
    • United Kingdom
    • London
    • One Cabot Square
    • Hong Kong
    • 99/F International Commerce Centre One Austin Road West Kowloon
    • United States
    • New York

    Experience

    Primary sectors

    Monitoring / Evaluation
    Events / Training
    Education
    Public Administration
    Research & Development
    Financial Services
    Architecture / Design
    Facilities / Infrastructure
    Performance Measurement
    Banking & Finance Budgeting

    Primary Funders

    Contract Awards