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Happy ‪International Literacy Day‬! Learn about the 773 Million adults who are still illiterate, and watch this inspiring video from ‪#‎Bhutan‬ where 10-year-old Thinley explains why reading is so important: http://www.readglobal.org/blog/166-celebrating-international-literacy-day #ild14

They don’t know how to read and write,” said Thinley Pelzom, from rural Bhutan.

"It's like being blind, if you can't read and write." - Nepali woman  Hear the voices of illiterate women across Nepal in our latest blog post by Sushmita Lama, one of our awesome program associates: http://www.readglobal.org/blog/151-learning-to-read-in-Nepal

A Nepali woman told me that, after having learned to read, she can die happy.

2015 is officially National Reading Year in Bhutan! Check out this great guest post by Bhutanese blogger Passu, who joined with READ to open a library in his home village of Yangthang: http://readglobal.org/blog/191-yangthang-bhutan-reading-year

A Library for my Village in Bhutan for National Reading Year

The literacy rate for girls in Bhutan between the ages of 15-24 is 68%. This number above half but it still needs improvement.

The literacy rate for girls in Bhutan between the ages of is This number above half but it still needs improvement.

We are launching new youth programs, improving technology at our libraries, and opening new READ Centers across Nepal thanks to our partner Reach Out To Asia! This winter alone we inaugurated three Centers. Read the blog post - http://readglobal.org/blog/193-three-rota-centers

Three new READ Centers launched in Nepal in partnership with Reach out to Asia

Inspiring rural prosperity in South Asia - a READ Global video. READ Global believes empowering rural communities is critical to alleviating global poverty. READ partners with communities in rural Asia to establish community library and resource centers (READ Centers) as vehicles for social and economic transformation. Each Center provides training programs in four areas: education, economic empowerment, technology and women's empowerment.

READ Global believes empowering rural communities is critical to alleviating global poverty. READ partners with communities in rural Asia to establish commun.

Are you an entrepreneur? What if you could only sell your products to your neighbors because you're illiterate and have no Internet access to market your products online.    Read part 1 of our 4-part guest blog series by Kathryn of MBAs Without Borders on her work with READ micro-enterprises over the past 5 months. http://readglobal.org/blog/130-rural-entrepreneurs

Reaching out to Rural Entrepreneurs

Watch how two CRS projects are using cell phones to improve literacy education and, sharing health and agricultural information

Watch how two CRS projects are using cell phones to improve literacy education and, sharing health and agricultural information

In early 2012, READ Bhutan partnered with two local villagers through the Rongthong READ Center to launch a for-profit business enterprise to generate an income to sustain the Center in the long run. Read more: http://readglobal.org/our-work/read-bhutan/stories-of-empowerment/sustaining-enterprises-poultry-co-op

Sangtru's Stories In early READ Bhutan partnered with two local villagers through the Rongthong READ Center to launch a for-profit business enterprise to generate an income to sustain the Center in the long run.

Audrey Hepburn, classy woman.

In Audrey began her work as an International Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF by visiting the poorest country in the world--Ethiopia. In September four months before she died, Hepburn went to Somalia (this photo).

Many children from Bhutan suffer from poverty and lack of health.They suffer more in rural regions then in urban areas. Rarely children are given an education.

Many children from Bhutan suffer from poverty and lack of health.They suffer more in rural regions then in urban areas. Rarely children are given an education.

In Jhuwani, Nepal, over 60% of mothers suffer from uterine prolapse, and 80% of women never visit a hospital during pregnancy. Read more: http://readglobal.org/our-work/read-nepal/stories-of-empowerment/combatting-uterine-prolapse

READ Nepal - Stories of Empowerment - Combatting Uterine Prolapse

Ever wonder what a READ Center looks like? Volunteer Melanie Avery takes you through a journey in photos in Nepal http://readglobal.org/blog/156-a-journey-in-images

Ever wonder what a READ Center looks like? Volunteer Melanie Avery takes you through a journey in photos in Nepal http://readglobal.org/blog/156-a-journey-in-images

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Women's Radio interview with READ ED Tina Sciabica on women’s empowerment as a crucial component to alleviating global poverty. http://www.womensradio.com/2014/03/read-global-helps-women-become-agents-of-change/

Women's Radio interview with READ ED Tina Sciabica on women’s empowerment as a crucial component to alleviating global poverty. http://www.womensradio.com/2014/03/read-global-helps-women-become-agents-of-change/

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