Read to Grow donates books to projects in every place where books are scarce

Read to Grow works with over 285 partner organisations in 75 developing countries

Our Recent Projects  Causes

You can help lots of people by donating a little.

Book Carousel

In Lindi, Tanzania, 7000 children’s books from Read to Grow were used for a project of 10 primary schools with a total of 3500 pupils. Each school receives a part of the books that rotate twice a year, so that all pupils are encouraged to read all the books. The Book Carousel is a great success from day 1!

Creroea

“This is the most beautiful gift ever …”, was the reaction of the children in the orphanage and shelter and the school of Creroea (Congo) when they received the boxes with 1,840 books (from Read to Grow) from Zabakina.

Casa Hogar

“This is the most beautiful gift ever …”, was the reaction of the children in the orphanage and shelter and the school of Creroea (Congo) when they received the boxes with 1,840 books (from Read to Grow) from Zabakina.

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The gift of your book​

With providing books, Read to Grow’s goal is to help people to get out of the vicious circle of poverty and illiteracy.

participate with your school

Schools are collecting the largest part of Read to Grow’s books. These are mainly Dutch and European International Schools. The schools hold a collective action around UNESCO’s World Book Day on April 23rd. The school that collects the highest average number of books per student wins the annual World Book Day Award. 

why donate books

In Europe we take it for granted that books are available to us. We read books for our education, to obtain information and for entertainment. Therefore we have many opportunities to develop ourselves. For most people in developing countries, access to books is not a matter of course. To give these people a chance to develop their potential, we donate books to small-scale projects in developing areas.

our beliefs

In Europe we take it for granted that books are available to us. We read books for our education, to obtain information and for entertainment. Therefore we have many opportunities to develop ourselves. For most people in developing countries, access to books is not a matter of course. To give these people a chance to develop their potential, we donate books to small-scale projects in developing areas.

make a change

There are still so many adults and children who go through life without ever having read a book. In developing countries, books are scarce and very expensive. With providing books, Read to Grow’s goal is to help people to get out of the vicious circle of poverty and illiteracy. Everyone should be able to develop their talents and bringing change to their community through knowledge and experience.

Read to Grow saves 300.000 m2 forest

Recycling and upcycling of 1.000.000 books.

Read To Grow contributes also to a better environment. Read to Grow has investigated how many trees were saved with the recycling of 500.000 books.

The number of books equals 3000 trees or 300.000 m2 of forest

Currently, Read To Grow have a Tree program to compensate our CO2 output with planting over 100 trees locally and 300 trees in DR Congo from 2020 to 2025