Commitment to Action

Build Back Better: Restoring Nepal’s Education System

Commitment by

Room To Read

In 2015, Room to Read committed to construct and repair 700 classrooms and implement their Literacy Program in 55 schools in Nuwakot, Nepal, an area devastated by two earthquakes in the Spring of 2015. As part of this effort, Room to Read will provide training to 1,575 local school construction committee members and masons to ensure classrooms are built and maintained appropriately. Additionally, they will create designated library spaces in most schools, provide 160,000 age-appropriate books, and train 175 teachers in reading and writing instruction, library management and reading activities. Ultimately, the commitment will help to rebuild children's lives through education, an effort which will include supporting schools, teachers, and students, so they can return to their normal routines and continue learning.

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Commitment

Build Back Better: Restoring Nepal’s Education System

Launched

2015

Est. Duration

3 years

Estimated Total Value

$7,150,000

Region

Asia

Countries

NEPAL

Commitment by

Room To Read

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

Google Inc., The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., UBS Optimus Foundation