Room to Read, a global nonprofit that focuses on providing access to literacy programs and quality education for girls, held its annual benefit in honor of the International Day of the Girl. The event featured support from Room to Read board member and YouTube founder Susan Wojcicki, 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki, and Internet entertainer Lilly Singh. Remarks from the three women highlighted the importance of mentorship and agency for young women, and they voiced their support for Room to Read’s commitment to female education. All funds raised from the evening will go towards Room to Read’s Education Program; the program currently works in eight Asian and African countries, with a goal of cultivating relevant life skills for young women as they complete secondary school and enter the working world.
For Further Reading
Take a look at Room to Read’s list of 7 Books that Challenge the Way You Look at the World.
How do you think reading and literacy skills contribute to long-term growth and development of young women?
Check out the “Take Action” page on Room to Read’s official website to get some ideas on how to support their cause.