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Based in Nagoya, the Chubu chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) is now even more committed to making our world better as we link with Room to Read, the non-profit organization that believes “World Change Starts with Educated Children.”

As Kofi Annan, former secretary-general of the United Nations and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize has said, “Literacy unlocks the door to learning throughout life, is essential to development and health, and opens the way for democratic participation and active citizenship.”

Room to Read (RTR) envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community. To achieve this goal, RTR focuses on two areas: literacy and gender equality in education. RTR works in collaboration with communities and local governments across Asia and Africa to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children. They also help girls complete secondary school and gain the life skills they’ll need to succeed throughout the remainder of their schooling and beyond.

There are more than 50 chapters of RTR around the world, all working to raise awareness of these issues. Nagoya is home to a new chapter and will help fulfill this vision.

RTR plans to reach 15 million children with quality education by the end of 2020; but we need your help to get there. Imagine a world in which all children receive the education they need to reach their full potential. Now, help make that a reality and get involved by contacting one of the following RTR Nagoya chapter members:

Britt Creamer
britt.j.creamer@lmco.com

Erin Sakakibara
erinsakakibara@mac.com

Felix Busch
Felix.Busch@Hilton.com

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Room to Read (RTR) envisions a world in which all children can pursue a quality education, reach their full potential, and contribute to their community.