Thursday, June 21, 2012

Around the world, more than 60 million children of primary school age lack adequate access to education. Most will never learn to read or write. In particular, young girls receive less instruction, and what they do receive is often of lower quality.

On Saturday, CallFire boosted the efforts of a nearby Santa Monica, Calif., yoga studio — Yogis Anonymous — by sponsoring $200 worth of prizes in support of a tremendous global event, Namaste India!

During the event, yoga studios such as Yogis Anonymous and their instructors, in countries ranging from Egypt to Australia to the United States, donated proceeds from their classes to Room to Read, an international organization.

Room to Read is dedicated to helping overcome the literacy and gender equality problems by establishing school libraries, building schools, publishing books for children in their native languages, and training teachers. At the same time, the organization also works for greater equality through enhanced education of young girls.

Yogis Anonymous raised $3,000 on Saturday for Room to Read’s efforts in India. CallFire was honored to support a local business while helping a very worthwhile worldwide cause.