For just $1, this gift will provide a book to children in Room to Read schools in Asia and Africa. The books selected have been commissioned by local authors and illustrators and are published by Room to Read for children to read, check out of libraries, and share with others. By providing books to children in need, you can help promote literacy, education and creative thinking worldwide as the gift of reading can help children escape poverty all over the world. 1 billion people will enter the 21st century illiterate, unable to read or sign their names. Studies show that of these 1 billion, two-thirds are women. Reading books promotes literacy, education and creative thinking. Most children in developing nations will never own a book, but your gift helps change this trend and keep kids out of the court system and even jail, while increasing their intelligence and brain power, and making them more empathetic.
Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zambia