We’ve impacted the lives of nearly 150,000 children to date through our partnership with Room to Read. These students from South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Cambodia and India, now have access to more than 200 libraries, schools and literacy programs as well as three children’s books because of our support.
In 2012, we partnered with Room to Read – an international organization dedicated to literacy and gender equality – to bring sustainable learning environments to children across Africa and South Asia. Since then, we’ve funded over 200 projects including libraries, schools, literacy programs, and local language children’s books in South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal, impacting nearly 150,000 children and families.
Take a look at a few of the children’s books we’ve published in local languages.
Each year, through the Foundation’s Burger King Scholars program, we award thousands of scholarships to eligible high school seniors and Burger King employees, their spouses and children. This year alone, we awarded $4.5 million in scholarship grants to almost 4,000 students in North America.
Since 2012 with Room to Read, we’ve impacted the lives of more than 100,000 children. How did we do this? By establishing over 200 libraries, schools and literacy programs, as well as publishing five children’s books for students in South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Cambodia, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
In Latin America and the Caribbean, our focus is on bring literacy and skills training to students and families in disadvantaged areas. Our efforts are a step towards creating more literate communities in Latin America.