She Reads South Asia


Thursday, October 05, 2006

Room to Read Celebrates International Literacy Day

On September 8, 2006, Room to Read celebrated International Literacy Day across the six Asian countries where we work. Thousands of students, teachers, parents, and community members participated in a variety of activities that we organized in numerous schools and libraries. From story writing competitions to plays, from reading quizzes to games, the activities we hosted were designed to promote literacy and education. Here are some of the ways our local teams celebrated this special day.

In India, Room to Read held a number of activities including story-telling, poem recitation, drawing and writing competitions, and even a science exhibit. These events were attended by our local team and by representatives of DHL, one of our wonderful global and local partners. Our staff also reached out to children who are not currently in school and encouraged them to attend school so that they may get an education.

To learn more about Room to Reads efforts and how you can help, please go to their Website.


Room to Read has partnered with The South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) via a unique in-kind partnership in Manhattan, New York, USA. The SAIFF is a non-profit dedicated to supporting artists from South Asia. Room to Read will present a children's film as part of the festival and speak to the audience about our mission. Look for us on October 8th as part of their Children's Afternoon schedule. The Festival runs from October 4-8, 2006. For details, go to the SAIFF


  1. I think this is absolutely fabulous. One can never go wrong promoting literacy to the youth.

    Thanks for the link to Room to Read, I'm going to check it out now.

  2. I was thinking as I read the post that this is something we should try. Then I saw the note at the bottom, good deal. It is good to bring performing arts into literacy education. We need more of it.

  3. I agree with both of you. Yes, literacy is very, very important, especially in today's world. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments DT and Habourmaster.