We have been proud supporters of the non-profit Room to Read program for over two years now, raising nearly $20,000 from the proceeds of our $10 Starter Licences for JIRA download. This is not driven by a passion for selling licences, but an admiration of the enormous impact that Room to Read is having around the world.
Room to Read library, Kampon Chhnang, Cambodia
Room to Read seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments, Room to Read develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.
Thus far, this fantastic organization has helped to establish more than 1,500 schools and close to 15,000 libraries worldwide, distributing more than 11.5 million children's, including original Room to Read books in English and translated into numerous local languages. More than 7.8 million children have benefited by Room to Read's efforts to improve the conditions and abilities of children to have equal access to education!
This time of year, people celebrate the holidays in different ways. However, a common thread is that it's a time to reflect, be thankful, and spread the holiday cheer by giving, so why not take the opportunity to help Room to Read build another 1,000 libraries? As an added incentive, those who invest in this amazing program by December 31st will have their donations matched by a group of generous donors! Get involved today!