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READ Global Brings Libraries and Learning to South Asia

READ (Rural Education and Development) Global is a nonprofit organization that operates in rural South Asia and has its headquarters in San Francisco, California. Antonia Neubauer founded READ in 1991 after meeting a tour guide in Nepal who told her his wish was to have a library in his village. “Founded on the belief that improved access to educational resources creates lasting social change in developing communities, READ partners with rural villages to build Community Library and Resource Centers (READ Centers). READ Centers offer a variety of programs—from literacy and women’s empowerment to information communications technology (ICT) and livelihood skills training. READ currently works with communities in rural Bhutan, India and Nepal.” (READ Global 2013)