Hotel conglomerate Hilton Worldwide is partnering with Room to Read, a charitable organisation working to develop literacy and gender equality in education.
The company has offered its support to Room to Read’s literacy programme, which aims to reach around 2,000 young people in its first phase.
Erin Ganju, the chief executive officer and co-founder of Room to Read, said, ‘Room to Read is thrilled to partner with Hilton Worldwide to ensure that young people in South and Southeast Asia have equal access to education. It is a pleasure to work with a global company that is committed to investing in the enrichment of the local communities where it does business.’
Hilton will be a hospitality partner for Room to Read in India, and will be assisting in connecting its team members, guests and business partners to support Room to Read’s annual spring fundraising campaign. The campaign is promoting education for girls, and Hilton will offer a matching donation of up to $150,000 for the campaign.
Jennifer Silberman, the company vice president of corporate responsibility, said, ‘This partnership offers young people the fundamental literacy and life skills to succeed in school and beyond. As a leading global hospitality company and employer with more than 3,800 hotels around the world, preparing young people for the future is vital to our success as a company. Room to Read has been recognised by international development experts for its innovative approach to providing quality education, and through its work, millions have the potential to be lifted out of poverty.’