This year we’ve been raising money for Room to Read, a global charity helping to transform the lives of millions of children in low-income countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Instead of sending Christmas cards this season, we’ve made a donation to Room to Read to support the great work it does because we also believe that World Change Starts with Educated Children.
Both Room to Read and FT Longitude envision a world in which all children can pursue a quality education that enables them to reach their full potential and contribute to their communities and the world.
Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
The charity invests in nearly one million children each year and aims to invest in the lives of at least 15 million children by 2020.