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Giving back with Room to Read

There are so many ways to pay it forward, and here at Black Opal Direct, we are passionate about children’s education.

Did you know there are over 300 million children today who are unable to attend school?

Imagine if every child was able to access resources to learn?

Room to Read is changing the landscape of literacy across Africa and Asia, funding libraries, building schools, producing storybooks and textbooks in local languages and most importantly, providing scholarships for girls.

Their work has reached almost 8 million kids in the past 10 years and counting.

Since 2010, we have been quietly raising money for Room to Read through donations and encouraging companies, friends and family we know to support its great work. In addition, this year, we have committed to building a library in Nepal.

Support Room to Read
Support Room to Read

You can join us in this very worthwhile effort by purchasing one of our super cool drink coolers for $10 – of which $5 (the profit) will be given directly to the Room to Read library project. You can purchase one here.

We will keep you updated here but in the meantime, if you would like to learn more about  Room to Read or its founder, John Wood, and his book “Leaving Microsoft to Change the World”, watch the video and go here.