Here’s Why Sending Books To Underprivileged Children Can Change The World

Here’s Why Sending Books To Underprivileged Children

Can Change The World

33 million girls around the globe are out of school.

 

Let that sink in for a minute, that’s three times the population of the island of Manhattan, six times the population of Ireland, and twice as many people as in The Netherlands.

That means that 33 million girls, instead of expanding their horizons, enjoying their youth, and becoming the next generation of leaders, are being sold off as sex slaves, being confined to domesticity at home, or  married off to men four times their age.

John Wood, Founder of Room to Read, and the organization’s CEO Dr. Geetha Murali think we can do better to address the oft overlooked ramifications of child illiteracy and lack of education. “We’re here today celebrating the importance of challenging illiteracy and gender inequality in education,” said the CEO. “We know that together we can make sure the game is changed for millions of children all around the world.”

Murali and Wood joined a group of 230 enthused philanthropists, mediaites, and business professionals for an evening of cocktails, conversation and fund-raising in New York, as well as a nostalgic performance from early oughts superstar, Ashanti.