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Celebrating Continuous Donations to Room to Read

End of last year marked a partnership of more than six years between Tempo and Room to Read as part of our corporate culture of community service and philanthropic leadership.

We have always believed in empowering the communities around us and are glad to support the values and vision of Room to Read in improving literacy and gender equality in education within the developing world. Thus, empowering children to break out of the cycle of poverty into which they were born.

"Like many of our peers, Tempo is experiencing rapid growth. With that growth comes a responsibility to help those in our industry and the communities we serve,” said Ágúst Einarsson, CEO, Tempo.

Achieving literacy and gender equality for the better

So let us wage a global struggle against illiteracy, poverty, and terrorism, and let us pick up our books and pens. They are our most powerful weapons. – Malala Yousafzai

The above quote rings true. With education, formal or non-formal, literacy opens up doors to a better life and communities. After all, the comfort of innovations we have today are results of the people before us who have had a chance and access to education.

Therefore, why not pay it forward?

Our donations grew alongside the company’s growth since the beginning of this partnership. Thanks to the support from our customers, we have donated more than $75,000 (and counting) to Room to Read through Tempo’s Starter License Program–which has provided approximately 1,800 children with education.

This year, we have increased the fees of our Starter License Program to $100 for annual 10-user starter licenses for Atlassian JIRA, in hope to empower more children in developing countries with an education.

Nothing much has changed apart from the Starter License Program fees, as all proceeds are given to Room to Read to continue carrying out their mission in our communities. In addition to that, we are now also able to provide better support to our users.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank our customers for joining us in supporting this cause!