Our Impact

2.1 million rural villagers have access to READ Centers.
71 READ Centers established to date.
103 for-profit enterprises sustain READ Centers.
211 villages worldwide are served by READ Centers.
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We are a non-profit organization working in rural Asia to build community library and resource centers (READ Centers) and seed small businesses. Our Centers offer programs in education, economic empowerment, technology, and women's empowerment. Learn more.

Himalayan High: Dancing with the Mountains

Join us in Incline Village on Wednesday August 6th for an evening with Melissa Arnot, hosted by Myths and Mountains. All proceeds will benefit READ Global's work in Bhutan, India, and Nepal. Learn more.

A Journey in Images: Badikhel READ Center

Kids Reading at Badikhel Center

Have you ever wondered what a READ Center looks like? I hadn’t even heard of a READ Center until this year when I started volunteering for the non-profit organization READ Global in Nepal. Read more.

Being an "Illiterate" Australian in Nepal

As an Australian living in Nepal, the national script Devanagari is foreign to me, as is the spoken language. I cannot read, nor write, and my ability to carry a conversation in Nepali is limited. Read her blog post.

Video: Women Represent in the "Happiest Place" - Bhutan

In Bhutan, the Himalayan Kingdom renowned for the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH), half the population has reason to be less than satisfied. See the video