Co founder of Room to Read Erin Ganju Celebrates Educating Girls in the Developing World

Co founder of Room to Read Erin Ganju Celebrates Educating Girls in the Developing World

Author ambassador Susanne Gervay for Room to Read, with co-founder and CEO of Room to Read Erin Ganju, at Mallesons Stephen Jaques lawyers sponsored event.When you educate a girl, you educate a family that includes that girl’s future children, her comunity, her nation and the world.’


Room to Read’s girls’ education programme is now educating nearly 11,000 girls in 8 developing countries -Laos,  India,  Zambia, Cambodia,  Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Nepal, Bangladesh.

As an author ambassador for Room to Read, I support education as the real way to fight poverty. Reaching girls, means we will reach boys and community.

The Hughenden Hotel Woollahra, supports Room to Read – their menu includes a Book Menu where all books sales go to Room to Read. 

Erin Ganju, co founder and CEO of Room to Read spoke at the Sydney event raising awareness of their Girls’ Education Programme. Jeni Orchard has taken Room to Read to Australia inspiring corporates and the ordinary person to make a difference with Room to Read.

Room to Read author ambassador Susanne Gervay with Meg Lee co-chair of the Mallesons Stephen Jacques Room to Read Power of Ten CommitteeSoprano Katie Connor, Room to Read event, Room to Read's Girls Education Program, hosted by Mallesons Stephen Jacques Lawyers SydneyMeg Lee, who I’ve known since a little girl, is a co-chair of the Mallesons Stephen Jacques Room to Read, Power of Ten Committee raising funds for girls’ education. I’m really proud of Meg. 

Such a wonderful supporter night, with soprano Katie Connor singing movingly, together with young musicians for the Australian Youth Orchestra.



I'm a writer committed to kids in particular. Adults are good too. Want to bring hope through story to my readers. Awarded an Order of Australia, Lady Cutler Award and a Lifetime International Award for Literacy for my body of work, spreading literacy is really important. I'm head of SCBWI Australia East & New Zealand, patron of Monkey Baa Theatre, Ambassador for the Premier's Reading Challenge, Writer Ambassador for Room to Read ... among other roles. I also love heritage and adapting to enhance the lives of people today, which is why I restored The Hughenden Hotel 1870s and The Residences Centennial Park - the only homes in the parklands which are open now for accommodation, events and lots of nature.


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