This week Room to Read announced its latest cumulative results numbers from year one (2000) through year nine (2009) and we're excited to report it all out to you here.
As many of you who are familiar with us know, Room to Read is a results-focused organization and we take great pride to set ambitious goals just like any other global corporation would do, and we work hard to meet them. Each year, our nine country offices work closely with our Regional and Global office teams to set their program goals for the year ahead and this year is no exception. As 2010 begins, our Asia and Africa teams have already started working on their program targets –- whether that means establishing libraries, publishing new children’s titles, building schools, or accepting more girls into our Girls’ Education program.
At the same time, through our database system (and thanks to the Salesforce Foundation), Room to Read tracks each program project and monitors its progress. It is this same tracking system that allows us to accurately report out to our investors at the end of the year what their donor dollar helped us accomplish.
Without further ado, we are proud to share that through the end of 2009 Room to Read has…
Established: 9,220 libraries
Constructed: 1,129 schools
Published: 433 local language book titles
Printed: 4.1 million local books
Donated: 3.3 million English language books
Supported: 8,707 girls’ educations
Benefitted: 4,066,775 children!!
We had an incredible first decade and we thank you all for being such a significant part of our success.
As we always say around here, onward and upward and…just you wait…there is definitely more to come!