Room to Read

Your participation in Spring Trek Sydney 2017 will help raise $250,000 for Room to Read's literacy and girls' education programs in Asia and Africa.

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Spring Trek Sydney is a fundraising event organised and run by the Sydney Chapter of Room to Read, which is a global, secular, non-profit organisation working to transform the lives of millions of children throughout Asia and Africa, by improving literacy and gender equality in education.

Worldwide, 250 million children, almost 40% of all primary school-age children, are not learning basic skills like reading and writing. The world's poorest children are also four times less likely to be in primary school, as compared to those in the world's richest countries.

Room to Read believes that all children, regardless of gender or background, have a right to a quality education. The organisation was launched in Nepal in 2000, where they initially donated English language books to rural communities. Today, they are a global organisation dedicated to promoting and enabling education. They achieve this goal by establishing school libraries, building schools, publishing local-language children's books, training teachers on literacy education and supporting girls to complete secondary school with the life skills necessary to succeed at school and beyond.

For the children that Room to Read serves, their programs are dramatically changing their lives so they can reshape their own future, and the future of their communities and nations. Since Room to Read's inception in 2000, the organisation has helped transform education for more than 11.5 million children throughout Asia and Africa.

Imagine a world in which every child has access to a quality education. With your help on Spring Trek Sydney, we are doing our best to make this dream a reality, one child at a time.

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