On the International Day of the Girl, October 11, RTR will be awarded this year’s UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education for a project promoting girls’ education in low-income communities in Cambodia.
Room to Read, Cambodia
The Cambodian arm of the global non-profit organization has been recognized for its education programme which helps girls aged 12-18 to develop skills to succeed in school and in life. The Programme is evidence-backed and proven to empower girls while fighting prejudices and fostering an enabling environment that engages parents and communities, adolescent boys, and government stakeholders. Room to Read currently serves over 6,000 girls through programmes in 42 secondary schools in 5 provinces across Cambodia.
The UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Womens’ Education
Established in 2015 and funded by the Government of the People’s Republic of China, the prize contributes directly to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 4 and 5 focusing on education and gender equality.
- More about the UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education
- Learn more about UNESCO’s work on education and gender equality