Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program encourages the enrichment of girls’ lives through education. Currently it supports more than 10,500 girls in eight countries ( Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and Zambia). Through the end of May, all donations to Room to Read’s Girls’ Education program will be matched up to $250,000.  Honor your mom or an important woman in your life by making a donation in her name. Make a Mother’s Day donation and send a free Mother’s Day e-card via Room to Read!

One of the girls the program mentors and supports is Inkham from Oudomxay, Laos. She is eleven years old and lives with her family. Both of her parents are mute. Her day consists of waking up at five in the morning, cooking breakfast, walking to get water and cutting greens from the field. Then, she goes to school at seven thirty. If she is lucky, one of her classmates will give her a ride on their bike to class. Her favorite thing to study is the Lao language both in reading and writing. She has particular mentors that Room to Read has introduced her to. When she is finished with school she goes home and reads to her parents. She hopes that she will achieve her goal of graduating high school with 90 percent in all of her classes. By doing this, she will be able to achieve a scholarship to college. Through the help of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program, Inkham has the resources to continue in school and aim at achieving such high aspirations of education. Watch the video about Inkham now!