Girls' Education Program
Annual Spring Lunch in support of Room to Read’s Girls' Education Program.
Sustaining and Scaling Girls’ Education Programs across Asia and Africa.
Thursday May 18th Macéo restaurant 15 rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Paris
Cocktail at 12.00 - Lunch and presentation at 12.30
Presentation by Sheila Malovany-Chevallier and Constance Borde
May we gently remind you that this lunch is a fundraiser to support the Girls’ Education Program and we will be appealing for donations. Room to Read has been able to set and exceed ambitious goals due to the generosity and partnership of our supporters around the world. We are grateful for the passion and dedication that you bring to our cause. We sincerely thank you for your transformative investments in changing the world through education.
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Girls' Education Program
Room to Read’s Girls' Education Program ensures that girls complete secondary school and have the skills to negotiate key life decisions. Our program reinforces girls’ commitment to their own education, works with girls to develop essential life skills and increases support for girls’ education among their parents, school staff, and communities. Over 38,000 girls are enrolled on the program.
Key to our program are our social mobilizers, local women who are hired as mentors and work with girls and their families to ensure that girls stay in school, participate in activities, and navigate the challenges of adolescence with the ability to make their own life choices, both personally and professionally.
While many countries have made great strides in keeping girls in primary school, huge imbalances persist, particularly as girls transition into secondary school. The Girls' Education Program is vital for increasing community support for gender equality in education, demonstrating effective and efficient models that governments and other organizations can take to scale, and for helping program participants achieve their dreams.