Room to Read Night of Tens- ‘When you educate a girl, you educate the next generation’

Room to Read Night of Tens- ‘When you educate a girl, you educate the next generation’

Room to Read’s programme of 10 x 10 – connects women with fundraising for Girls Education in 8 countries – Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Laos, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Zambia.

In a special night at the Australian Museum Sydney, women spoke about the impact of Room to Read’s scholarships on girls.  


I spoke about an Indian girl, who has achieved the unachievable through Room to Read – she is now a teacher.

Speakers included celebrity chef and author Christine Mansfield; and celebrity chef and author Pauline Nguyen from the famous Red Latern Restaurant, award winning author Stephanie Dowrick, Sydney Morning Herald Literary Editor Susan Wyndham, Sydney Morning Herald best young author Emily Maguire. 








Room to Read has achieved:-

1000 schools

10,000 libraries

10,000 girls’ scholarship

4 million kids receiving education

TARGET: literacy for 15 million kids by 2015 

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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