A READ Center can be the catalyst for uplifting an entire community. When rural communities engage and invest in READ Centers, they are empowered with access to information, education and skills training, ultimately experiencing positive social transformation and increased economic opportunity. This cumulative "READ Effect" results in increased knowledge and prosperity for rural communities today, and better prospects for the future.
Select a country below to meet the people behind the READ Effect and hear their stories of empowerment. From an Indian woman who was able to delay her young daughter's marriage and keep her in school by sewing at a READ Center, to a Nepali couple that went from poverty to owning two profitable businesses thanks to livelihood skills training at a READ Center, thousands of individuals are becoming agents of change in their communities through our programs.