> Our mission, vision and values

A world without poverty can exist. We know that it will happen in our lifetime and when it does, we want to be celebrating that day with you.

So the mission is this: We’re going to end poverty.

Here’s how. We at READ Foundation, believe that education is the doorway to a world that has ended cyclical poverty. It is the beginning of what we need to learn, grow and thrive. We are dedicated to providing access to education for all vulnerable people within impoverished communities around the world, helping them break free from the cycle of poverty.


> About READ Foundation


READ Foundation strongly believes in a world where education is accessible to all because education is the weapon in the fight against poverty, and young people are the key.

Founded in Kashmir, READ Foundation has been serving those in need and now operates in more than 10 countries around the world including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Turkey and Yemen.

All of our projects ensure that the educational empowerment of marginalised communities is part of their central design. We’re building and opening schools that provide an education to the world’s most vulnerable, setting up mobile classrooms in refugee camps and conflict zones, offering one-to-one sponsorships for orphaned children, setting up shelters for homeless children in impoverished communities, and this is just the beginning.


To date we have

Built over 390 schools
Supported 11,341 orphans
Educated 59,855 boys and 52,151 girls
Our schools have an alumni of 135,000 students

Are you ready to change the world with us?

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