Room to Read to publish colourful books for kids


About 10 million children of Nepal will have brightly coloured learning books by 2020, according to Room to Read.

John Wood, founder of Room to Read, said that the brightly coloured books developed by local artists, publishers and authors in Nepali language will be used to educate the school-going children in remote parts.

Speaking at an interaction during the launch of his book Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy, Wood said, “The children of remote areas can learn faster through the brightly coloured books written in Nepali language.” Altogether 272 children’s pictorial books have been published so far.

Wood added that 65 schools destroyed by the April 25 earthquake will be reconstructed and repaired in Nuwakot and over 32,000 children-friendly classrooms will be constructed in 17 districts of Nepal.

“The schools and classrooms damaged by the earthquake will be reconstructed and retrofitted so that we won’t have to bear huge financial loss in the next disaster,” he said.

Wood informed that Room to Read has been supporting more than 355 primary grade classrooms for instructions on reading and writing and has established 3,791 school libraries and 1,100 school buildings. Over 3,650 girls are currently participating in Girls’ Education Programme initiated by the organisation.