For the last 2 years, Ravens Room to Read projects have been centered around Girls Education in both India and Cambodia. There are many factors that go into deciding which one of Room to Reads exceptional programs we contribute to. Here are a few of the reasons we chose the Girls Education Program.
If you educate a woman, you educate her family. When you were first read to, it was most likely by a parent or a family member. You are familiarized with letters, shapes and colors. The first day of school the alphabet on the wall looks familiar, the pictures on the walls are familiar. You learned all of this before the first day of school.
For a lot of the students in the developing parts of the world, this is not the case. They are starting from the beginning, walking into a strange new place. If they are able to attend a Room to Read school they still see the alphabet, the pictures, but have no idea what they are. Room to Read is trying to change that, as each year passes another group of girls complete secondary school they work hard to earn more opportunity for themselves and their family. And it gives them the opportunity to give their siblings and future children the head start they were not given.
Not only does Room to Read fund their schooling, they receive school supplies, transportation if necessary & community support. Community Support is a crucial part of this process. They ensure that the girls are being allowed to attend school. They work with the school and parents to give these girls the rights that we take for granted.
Please click here for one girl’s story & her new confidence found through the Girls Education Program.