Supporting Room to Read

On October 17th, Dr. Helena Pleinert presented her book “Maja, Rahvi und Nalle in Afrika” at our Main Campus in Zurich at a small fundraising event sponsored by UIBS, to support Room to Read. Room to Read is a non-profit organization that seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in Africa and Asia by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education. Jo Fahy who is part of the Room to Read Zurich chapter, explained us that by working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations and governments, Room to Tead develops literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls to complete secondary school with the relevant life skills needed to succeed in school and beyond. That night around CHF 1000 was raised to support the cause.