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2013-09-04 23:19:50

Partnership advances shared mission of providing educational tools that inspire and inform the next generation of readers. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 04, 2013 To mark International Literacy Day (September 8), The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program and Room to Read announce a partnership that will expand access to compelling and culturally relevant early reading material to children in underserved communities throughout developing Asia. The partnership brings Room to...

2011-02-16 06:26:00

MUMBAI, India, February 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Reliance Life Insurance Will Contribute Rs. 25,000 to Room to Read for Every Six Hit in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Under the 'Boundaries for Books' Campaign - Every Single Six Will Provide at Least 30 Underserved Children With Access to Fully Functional Libraries With Local Language and English Books as Well as Trained Teachers - India Captain, M.S. Dhoni, Leading World Cup Stars, Including New Room to Read...

2010-09-07 18:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, September 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Viral Campaign Allows Users to Experience Illiteracy Firsthand Room to Read (http://www.roomtoread.org/), a global nonprofit that empowers millions of children in the developing world through education, is partnering with Twitter (http://twitter.com/) to create a unique social media campaign to increase awareness of illiteracy on International Literacy Day, which celebrates the importance of learning around the globe. On...

2008-12-17 13:54:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading public relations agency Ketchum has committed to an exclusive, long-term relationship with Room to Read, an innovative, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting global literacy and the importance of education in breaking the cycle of poverty in the developing world. Room to Read was selected as Ketchum's "nonprofit client-of-choice" following an expression of interest among Ketchum employees to put their expertise, experience, and best...

Word of the Day
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'