Room to Read

Room to Read

Charity information

Room to Read

Room to Read 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.

Founded 2000

  • Mission statement

    Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organisations and governments, we develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and support girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

  • Aims

    Room to Read aims to:

    • Room to Read’s programmes have reached more than five million children so far, and we hope to improve literacy for ten million children by 2015.
  • Overview

    Established: January 2000

    Registered Charity Number: 1125803

    Phone number: 020 7883 1958

    Address: Room to Read One Cabot Square London E14 4QJ

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website
  • Children's Book Publishing in Developing Countries

    In developing countries where literacy levels are low, we will host workshops for writers ... More
  • Reading Room

    We establish libraries in schools and community centres in countries with a desperate lack... More
  • Room to Grow girls' scholarships

    Our Room to Grow girls' scholarship programme provides long term scholarships for girls wh... More