She Reads South Asia


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Room To Read welcomes Dhir Jhingran

Room To Read is an organization, which "partners with local communities throughout the developing world to establish schools, libraries, and other educational infrastructure. We seek to intervene early in the lives of children in the belief that education is a lifelong gift that empowers people to ultimately improve socioeconomic conditions for their families, communities, countries, and future generations. Through the opportunities that only an education can provide, we strive to break the cycle of poverty, one child at a time."

Founder and CEO John Wood and the entire RTR staff welcomes Dhir Jhingran.

"Dhir Jhingran joins us in the newly created role of Asia Regional Director. Dhir is a prominent leader and facilitator of educational programs at local, state and national levels in India. With over 15 years of professional experience in primary education, Dhir most recently served as Director of Elementary Education for the Ministry of Human Resource Development, responsible for guiding and supervising the implementation of the Education For All program, a national campaign to universalize elementary education in India. He has supervised programs in reading comprehension, computer education, classroom construction and language development, and is the author of two books that focus on the access of education for disadvantaged children. He served as an informal advisor to the Room to Read India team for two years before joining us in his current role as Asia Regional Director, with all country teams in Asia reporting up to him. We are excited to build out a larger regional team based in Delhi with Dhir."

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1 comment:

  1. Dear Mr. Jhingran,

    First of all, I would like to congratulate you and RTR for your involvement in Laos. Today, August 26th 2008, VientianeTimes posted a large article titles ' NGO to build 13,000 libraries by 2010'. This is amazing how much RTR achieved in the last several of years as I have followed the event. Anyhow, I just want to comment and suggest that beside books in the libraries for Lao kids or kids else where, there are two things that RTR can further support, 1) since there are such a large of books there is need of a library system that keeps track of books loan and etc, 2) beside having books to read why don't RTR put a computer or two in each library, this computer is Lao based system where there are math, science, and writing, and etc for the kids.

    By the way, I am an Open Source Lao software developer and working Lao many software include library information system and Lao software namely OpenOffice, Lao linux version, and Lao browser based Firefox and Email based Mozilla Thunderbird.

    My profile can be browsed via:

    Thanks and again congrats.