Dec 9: Room to Read in Laos

Room to Read - which the Financial Times has selected as its 2009 seasonal appeal charity - helps promotes child literacy in the developing world. It builds libraries and schools, publishes local-language children's books and supports girls' education in south and south-east Asia and southern Africa. In this report David Pilling describes Room to Read's work in Laos. Please follow the links below to find out more about the charity's work and to donate money towards its target of $2m by January 2010. Produced by Richard Edgar. Filmed and edited by Steve Ager.