DC chapter event promotes literacy and empowers girls.
By Jill A. Norris
According to Room to Read, “if every child received an education, 171 million people would be lifted out of poverty.” To make this dream come true, Room to Read focuses on literacy and gender equality to improve the overall education system across Asia and Africa; it also encourages young girls to complete secondary school and learn the life skills needed to succeed.
The purpose of Room to Read’s 2012 DC chapter spring gala, taking place at the law offices of Jones Day on May 3rd, is to raise funds and awareness to help every child have a quality education. A cocktail reception will be held at 6:30, followed by the dinner program at 7:30.
John Wood, the founder of Room to Read, will be speaking at the event, as well as others that have yet to be announced. One thing is certain, however – every child deserves an education. The DC chapter is only one of many that is responsible for raising 1/3 of Room to Read’s annual budget.