DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Room to Read has reached significant milestone in its Girls education program, which was celebrated this week during a visit of board members and investors to the organization’s work in Uttarakhand, India. To date, across Asia and Africa, Room to Read has impacted 20,000 communities through its Literacy Program and supported 50,000 girls through its Girls’ Education Program. This milestone highlighted at symbolic ceremonies led by Erin Ganju, CEO and Co-founder; John Wood, Founder, Board Chair; Geetha Murli Chief of Development, Sourav Banerjee, Country Director of India as well as additional representatives of the organization’s global and local leadership, board members, Uttarakhand state government officials, and Room to Read investors.
As part of the celebrations, the group interacted with mentors; participate in life skills sessions; and visit a gender resource center, a dedicated space for girls to study and interact with one another.
Captain Alok Shekhar Tiwari, Director General of School Education in Uttarkhand, participated in celebration of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program in honor of supporting 50,000 girls to complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Alumnae and staff shared their experiences about the important outcomes of each component of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program—material support, life skills, mentoring, and family and community engagement—which together, address girls lack of resources, voice and agency, positive role models, and support for education.