Hilton Worldwide extends its partnership with Room to Read

Scholars of Room to Read's Girls' Education Program in India. Photo Credit: Paulette Waltz
Scholars of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program in India. Photo Credit: Paulette Waltz

Hilton Worldwide¬†and Room to Read, a global non-profit organization focused on improving literacy and gender equality in education, today announced the next step in their shared commitment to create greater access to educational opportunities for youth by extending their partnership for another three years. This renewed partnership enables Hilton Worldwide and Room to Read to support the education of another 600 girls, and directly benefit 26,700 students in Room to Read’s Literacy Program in schools across India and Sri Lanka.

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  • Both organizations will spearhead a first-of-its-kind formalized Job Shadowing Program for students of Room to Read’s Girls’ Education Program (GEP), which ensures that girls have the skills and support needed to complete their secondary school education
  • Since 2012, Hilton Worldwide and Room to Read have collaborated to benefit and impact more than 43,000 young people in Asia. This included the support of nearly 600 girls to complete secondary school, the establishment of 30 school libraries, the publication and distribution of more than 3,600 school books, and the construction of four school buildings.
  • The partnership is part of Travel with Purpose, the company’s corporate responsibility strategy which leverages Hilton’s global footprint and scale to enrich people’s lives and deliver economic and social benefits to local communities.

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Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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