READ Centers provide education and economic opportunities to more than 2 million rural villagers. Learn how.Learn more about READ Centers
We train rural communities in four areas: education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment.Learn more about our training programs
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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. Learn more.
2015 is officially National Reading Year in Bhutan! Read this great guest post by Bhutanese blogger Passu, who joined with READ to open a library in his home village of Yangthang. Read the blog post.
Married at age 15 and illiterate, Phirli Chaudhary of rural Nepal had three children with an alcoholic husband. Learn how she pulled her family out of poverty. Read her story.
The Mudgal family wanted their kids to learn skills to earn a living, but the only opportunities to do so were in a town two hours away by bus. They were scared to send their daughters alone. When we opened a READ Center in their village, the entire family learned new skills. Read their story.