Reading Owls International is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization. We are dedicated to increasing literacy levels for disadvantaged kids in Jamaica, by funding grassroots organizations that serve children from under resourced communities.
ROI is managed by an experienced leadership team comprised of business executives, education and policy leaders, non-profit professionals, writers, entrepreneurs, and legal professionals. They provide strategic leadership and oversight in the areas of financial management and governance.
History of Reading Owls International
Reading Owls International was founded by husband and wife team, Easton and Elaine Dickson. Frustrated by how little had changed in their childhood communities in Jamaica, and having a strong desire to give back, they started ROI to partner with grassroots organizations that serve marginalized communities, by providing learning resources and libraries.
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
"Literacy is not a luxury, it is a right and a responsibility. If our world is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century we must harness the energy and creativity of all our citizens."
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