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VOLUNTEERS STEP UP FOR GENDER EQUALITY
Our dedicated network of volunteers continued to provide crucial support through events and other fundraising activities in 2021, including the first ever Step UP for Gender Equality Virtual Challenge. For the month of May, our volunteers encouraged their networks to Step UP by running, biking, meditating, reading or fundraising in some other way for gender equality. By the end of the campaign, volunteers had far exceeded our goal, raising enough to support more than 460 students in our Girls’ Education Program. In total, the campaign brought together more than 120 participants from 10 countries, thanks to our chapters along with numerous corporate partners, including BSI Group, Capco, Civica Asia Pacific, Credit Suisse, Gilbert + Tobin, Intuit, Optus, Synergy Plus, Tatcha and The Estée Lauder Companies Asia Pacific.
WELCOMING NEW AUTHOR ADVOCATES TO OUR BOOK CREATOR COLLECTIVE
Room to Read is excited to welcome seven new members to our Book Creator Collective, a global network of authors and illustrators who believe in the power of storytelling to change the world. Learn more about authors Deborah Abela, Tristan Bancks, Nandana Dev Sen, Oliver Phommavanh, Shugri Salh, Sheetal Sheth and Mohsin Zaidi, and discover which of their books we’re recommending for your bookshelf: www.roomtoread.org/book-creator-collective
Nandana Dev Sen
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