We believe that education is the doorway out of poverty. READ Foundation is a global non-profit charity specialising in sustainable education for less fortunate children and emergency education for refugees and internally displaced children.
READ Foundation believes that education will not only benefit a child with future opportunities and economic empowerment but also contribute to their mental and physical wellbeing, community cohesion and gender equality.
The projects go beyond providing high quality education. They also consider sponsorship, the psychosocial elements, provide WASH facilities and in some cases shelter children from harmful risks
Since its conception in Kashmir, READ Foundation has now established projects in Bangladesh, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, Gambia, Yemen and Pakistan. Parents and communities are included in establishing schools and centres, strengthening their impact. Basic needs such as safe water, clean latrines, food, health and psychosocial support are all included in the projects.
Over the past 3 years, READ Foundation has been expanding and establishing our projects into other parts of the world, serving communities in need. We currently run education projects in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkey, Syria, Yemen and Gambia. All these projects ensure that the educational empowerment of marginalised communities is part of their central design.
Our projects range from formal education to non-formal education. Each project ensures that even though education is their core, other basic needs are also met, such as access to clean latrines, clean water, mental health programmes through psychosocial support, health and food.