Read Global

readglobal


www.readglobal.org

Overview directly from Read Global Website:

 

We are a non-profit organization working in rural Asia to build community library and resource centers (READ Centers) and launch small businesses. Our Centers offer programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. 

READ (Rural Education and Development) Global believes that empowering rural communities is critical to alleviating global poverty.

READ Centers

We establish community library and resource centers (READ Centers) by partnering with rural communities in South Asia, where a majority of women are illiterate, and most families live below the poverty line. All of our READ Centers are owned and operated by the local community. Each Center has a library, computer room, women's section, children's room, and training hall.

We connect with local partners to offer trainings in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment.

Sustaining Enterprises

With each READ Center, we seed a for-profit "sustaining enterprise" — a small business that creates local jobs and generates profit to support the ongoing costs of the Center. Sustaining enterprises range from tractor rental services and agricultural cooperatives, to community radio stations or sewing cooperatives.

Rural Education and Development (READ) Global  PO Box 29286, San Francisco, CA 94129

Phone: (415) 563-3362
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