Since 2016 we have been supporting Room to Read, a 19-year-old international literacy organization whose bold vision of a world transformed by educated children inspired us to invest in their work.
IMC is funding Room to Read’s expansion into additional communities in the eastern African country of Tanzania.Tanzania has a population of more than 53 million people, almost 90 percent of whom live on less than two dollars a day. Because a large portion of the population is under the age of 14, improving the education system is a challenge and a major opportunity to alleviate poverty.
We support Room to Read’s work to train teachers, publish books in local languages, and build libraries that offer more children the life-changing effects of a strong education. The following table depicts the specific impact that our funding achieved so far:
125.000 children supported
15 new book titles
120 school construction projects
In 2022 we raised $5.4m for Room to Read
In July 2018 a team from IMC - traders, developers and support staff - visited four schools around Dar es Salaam, capital of Tanzania, to meet the children and their parents, and teachers and government representatives, and to see first-hand the positive impact their donation is having.