READ Global Blog - The Library Log: On Proverty and Education in Rural Asia

Published: Friday, 29 July 2016

Youth with radio equipment


In rural Bhutan, disseminating important information has been a challenging task; national newspapers do not always reach rural populations and even when they do, high rates of adult illiteracy mean that information still isn’t reaching the masses. One solution to keeping remote areas connected and informed is community radio.


Published: Friday, 08 July 2016

Woman using sewing machine


When rural women don’t have access to livelihood skills, they miss out on opportunities like earning income, providing for themselves and their families, and becoming more respected in their communities.


Published: Monday, 28 March 2016

Tina with READ Center User


Greetings from San Francisco! After returning from a nearly month-long trip of traveling throughout South Asia to visit our READ Centers, I'm so excited to update you on all of the incredible sights, experiences and announcements.


Published: Thursday, 03 March 2016

International Women's Day


Six years ago today, I became the Executive Director of READ Global, the amazing organization that I am still honored to lead. It didn’t dawn on me until years later how perfect it was that I joined READ on International Women's Day.


Published: Friday, 12 February 2016

Women Participants


In 2014, we reached out to Accenture to present our unique model and invite their team to check out a center in action. After seeing all of the activities going on in the Dehli READ Center, Accenture decided to partner with READ India for “Skills to Succeed” – Accenture’s global initiative to equip people with the skills to succeed in business.