Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy & girls' education programs. Accelerator is our technical assistance unit to scale. Learn more.

Room to Read Accelerator

Scaling to Maximize Our Impact

As Room to Read’s reputation as a thought-leader in the field of global education has grown, and evidence in support of our programmatic approaches has mounted, we are increasingly asked by governments, non-profits and investors to share or implement all or parts of our successful model in a variety of contexts. As a result, we established Room to Read Accelerator, a technical assistance arm that is set up to disseminate our knowledge in literacy in the primary grades and girls’ education to a wider audience, thereby, maximizing our impact.

 

Building the Capacity of Others to Scale

Room to Read Accelerator helps organizations and governments implement and build capacity for effective programming in library services, reading and writing instruction, children’s book publishing, and girls’ education that is high impact and high quality. The challenging issues of illiteracy and gender inequality require interventions that are easy to scale and cost-effective.

The focus of the Accelerator model is to offer technical assistance and share our expertise and resources with partner organizations through the provision of training materials, workshops, periodic support and monitoring, in an effort to maximize the quality of implementation and, in turn, replicate our work.

Accelerator projects are typically two to three years in length.

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Room to Read Accelerator Projects Include:

Proven, research-based materials. Time-tested, engaging and easy-to-use, our materials are designed for new professionals and experts alike.
Planning and customization. Leverage our expertise to identify needs, customize our offerings, contextualize materials and train teams quickly.
Targeted training packages. Engage participants in training sessions using a set of easy-to-follow materials that are designed to ensure competency, confidence and success.
Smart monitoring and assessment. Learn how to monitor and assess programs for achieving results.


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8,300 Students

We benefited 8,300 children in Indonesia, published 15 children's book titles and established 24 libraries.

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy & girls' education programs. Accelerator is our technical assistance unit to scale. Learn more.
Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy & girls' education programs. Accelerator is our technical assistance unit to scale. Learn more.

11,000 Students

Our partners are establishing libraries in all 56 Grenada government primary schools -- benefiting 11,000 students.

Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy & girls' education programs. Accelerator is our technical assistance unit to scale. Learn more.
Room to Read is a leading nonprofit for children's literacy & girls' education programs. Accelerator is our technical assistance unit to scale. Learn more.

Our services in literacy help governments and other organizations ensure that primary grade children develop reading skills and a habit of reading. By giving teachers, librarians, district level educators, families, and community leaders the tools and training they need, children can become lifelong, independent readers.

 

Instructional Design for Grades 1 and 2

Curriculum analysis

Scope and sequence of a foundational reading and writing program for children

Development of teacher and pupil books Professional Learning

Training for teachers and coaches in the implementation of effective reading and writing instruction Student Performance

Reading and writing assessments and tracking tools

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Establishing School Libraries

Site selection and library set-up
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Managing School Libraries
Book leveling, creating a print-rich environment, check-out systems
Professional training for librarians and library management facilitators
Measuring effectiveness of library systems and services Reading Activities in the Library
Training for teachers and librarians
Incorporating library books into classroom instruction
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Quality Books and Other Reading Materials
Building book development skills—story and illustration development, editing, and design
Cultivating authors and illustrators
Operations management for children’s book publishing
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Our services in girls’ education are focused on creating an environment and support system for girls to complete secondary school with the skills they need to be successful and negotiate key life decisions. Working with school and district-level educators, mentors, parents, and other community members, we provide a guided program structure with life skills curriculum, training, and resources for engaging parents and communities to support girls as they progress through school.

Life Skills

Curriculum—grades 6 to 12

Professional learning: facilitating life skills activities
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Family, School and Community Engagement
Facilitating parental workshops
Establishing and managing parent committees
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Mentoring
Identifying girls who are at risk of dropping out of school
Training mentors to support girls to stay in school
Manager and facilitator professional learning
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Program Offerings

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Room to Read Accelerator Inquiries

Please note that at this time Room to Read is only able to consider projects that are funded for multi-year engagements.

 

Lauren Hadi

Lauren.Hadi@roomtoread.org

 

"As an Accelerator partner, we learned a huge amount about Room to Read's approach. Their model is sustainable and it has set higher quality standards for children's books and libraries in Indonesia—and inspires others to achieve the same standard."

Amanda Casimira, Program Manager, ProVisi Education, Indonesia

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