HCM City (VNS) — Room to Read (RtR), an organisation that promotes literacy and gender equality in education across Asia and Africa, is displaying books collected from across Asia in a "Sharing is Caring Corner" in the lobby of the Hotel Equatorial in HCM City.
The three-day event is organised by the hotel and RtR's co-sponsor Dun and Bradstreet Asia Pacific Partnerships.
Organisers will present a tea talk from 3-5pm tomorrow in the lobby lounge, explaining how RtR has helped Viet Nam. Donations given to RtR will be accepted from February 25 to March 25 and given to RtR libraries in the country.
Launched in 1999 by American John Wood, RtR began after the former senior executive at Microsoft visited Nepal and witnessed the lack of reading resources. He then quit his job and built a global team to work with rural villages worldwide to build sustainable solutions to education challenges.
For more information about RtR projects, see www.roomtoread.org. — VNS