The Room To Read Honored Credit Suisse's CEO, Tidjane Thiam and American Actress, Amber Tamblyn on its Annual Gala for their Contributions to Global Education and Women Empowerment in New York City…!
NEW YORK,NY(SMI-PHILANTHROPY, 05.17.19)-Room to Read, the global educational non-profit institution that with its specialty programs help low-income children with literacy and girl's education, hosted its annual benefit gala this evening (Thursday, 05.16.19), honoring; CEO of Credit Suisse, Tidjane Thiam and American actress, Amber Tamblyn, for their contributions to global education and women empowerment in downtown Manahattan.
The Room to Read annual benefit gala brings Wall Street, media and entertainment communities together, changing the lives of children through Room to Read’s literacy and girls’ education programs.
Founded in 2000 on the belief that World Change Starts with Educated Children®, Room to Read’s innovative model focuses on deep, systemic transformation within schools in low-income communities during two time periods that are most critical in a child’s schooling: early primary school for literacy acquisition and secondary school for girls’ education. We work in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children and ensure girls can complete secondary school with the skills necessary to negotiate key life decisions. Room to Read has benefited 16.8 million children across more than 37,000 communities in 16 countries
Room to Read honored Amber Tamblyn, author, actress, director and activist for her work to empower women and girls and Tidjane Thiam, CEO, Credit Suisse for Credit Suisse’s transformational impact on literacy and girls’ education through their partnership with Room to Read that has benefitted over 138,000 children since 2005.
Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter, Musician, and Humanitarian, Wyclef Jean and 11-year old powerhouse, DJ Switch Ghana attended the gala and performed during the event program.