Schools and Libraries
Local Language Publishing
One of the greatest challenges to early adoption of the habit of reading in developing countries is a lack of high-quality, age-appropriate children's books in the local language. Often, the few books that are available are either second-hand books in foreign languages or low-quality, black and white books for more mature readers.
Room to Read committed to providing children with materials that will inspire them to read, expand their minds, and develop a lifelong love for reading and learning. To date, the Proof Finder project has funded the publishing of over 9,000 local language children's books.
Room to Read supports girls so that they not only graduate, but also develop the skills they need to negotiate key life decisions. Finishing secondary school leads to smaller, healthier families, lower HIV infection rates, and higher wages.
Educated women are more likely to educate their own children —ending the cycle of illiteracy in one generation. Room to Read scholarships provide material help in areas such as school fees, uniforms, books and transportation. Nuix sponsors girls to complete their high-school education.