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Hilton Teams Up With Room to Read
As a way of engaging communities in South and Southeast Asia, Hilton Worldwide has announced a three-year partnership with Room to Read, a global nonprofit organization focused on improving literacy and gender equality in education.
The partnership hopes to aiming to reach more than 2,000 young people in the first phase of the program, and Hilton will encourage its hotels across the Asia Pacific region to engage team members, guests and business partners in its work with the literacy organization.
Since beginning this endeavor in January, funding is supporting the establishment of 30 new school libraries over the next three years, the initial participation of more than 75 girls in the Girls' Education program and the publication of six original, local language children's books over the next three years that will be distributed to Room to Read's network of libraries and NGO partners throughout India.
"It is imperative as we grow our business in Asia Pacific that we remain connected with the communities where we operate. Team members in our corporate offices, and our currently more than 88 operating hotels in the Asia Pacific region, are excited about engaging in and supporting Room to Read, which should garner a significant contribution and impact to the partnership," said Martin Rinck, president, Asia Pacific, Hilton Worldwide, in an announcement.
During the month of May, Hilton Worldwide will also support Room to Read's annual spring fundraising campaign promoting the Girls' Education program by matching donations up to $150,000 through May 31.
Hilton Worldwide will also expand its partnership with Room to Read to support the Girls' Education program in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam.
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