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Mariefred, Sweden,

Room to Read founder John Wood has been announced as a 2014 World’s Children’s Honorary Award Laureate through the World’s Children’s Prize, the annual educational program for the rights of the child and democracy—often called the Children’s Nobel Prize. Her Royal Highness Queen Silva of Sweden presented the award to John Wood and the other winners, Malala Yousafzai from Pakistan and Indira Ranamagar from Nepal.

“I am both honored and humbled to be accepting this award on behalf of the Room to Read team,” stated John Wood. “We’re all too aware that over 250 million children around the world are not learning. The majority live in poor countries, and 2/3 are girls. This award gives all Room to Read employees and volunteers additional motivation. Today – we celebrate. Tomorrow, we roll up our sleeves and get back to work. We wish to te...

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