Room to Read

Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read is creating a world free from illiteracy and gender inequality. We are achieving this goal by providing support during the two most critical time periods in a child’s education: primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. To date, Room to Read has reached more than 18 million children in 39,000 communities across 16 countries. Room to Read began working in Cambodia in 2002, where approximately 1.7 million children have been impacted by our work across 1,900 communities, including 16,300 secondary school girls.

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Endorsers that Room to Read partner with


Atlassian Foundation

Aavishkaar Capital is the equity arm of The Aavishkaar Group which manages in excess of US$1 billion in AUM across equity and credit. The Group’s shareholders include TIAA-Nuveen, Shell Foundation, Triodos Bank and Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank.

Atlassian Foundation

The Atlassian Foundation International Limited (AFIL) partners with NGOs in developing countries to provide relief services that break the cycle of poverty through education. As AFIL has grown, we have substantially increased our ambitions around education and have set the bold goal of helping to educate 10-million disadvantaged youth within 10-years, preparing them for the workforce of the future. AFIL provides both financial and capacity building support to our partners, which is sourced from our substantial pool of technical expertise available to AFIL through our collaborative relationship with Atlassian.

Atlassian is a leading provider of team collaboration and productivity software. Atlassian software helps teams at more than 125,000 organizations to unleash the power of teams through open work.

Atlassian believes in the power of both business and education as forces for good. In the very early days of Atlassian the two founders, Scott and Mike, pledged that 1% of Atlassian’s resources (equity, profit, employee time and products) would be used for social good. This pledge has evolved the Pledge 1% movement which Atlassian and Salesforce founded and has grown to a movement of over 8,500 companies committing to the 1% giving model.

On-going/Past projects

Supporting Girls’ Education in Cambodia

By Room to Read

To provide secondary school girls in Cambodia with mentoring, life skills education, family and community engagement, and material support needed to advance, graduate and negotiate key life decisions.

Education, Gender