READ Alliance is a new approach towards developing a partnership that will bring together the public, private and not for profit sectors in inventive and imaginative ways in order to address the early reading challenge. Through our multi-stakeholder platform, we foster and support innovation-driven and user-centric approaches to unlock a child’s reading potential.
Reading during the early juncture of life enhances and stimulates intellectual development, harbouring scholastic achievements for all round development in a child. The ASER 2014 shows that only 48.1% of children in Grade 5 can read text from Grade 2 level and almost 40% of children in Grade 3 still cannot read simple words. The challenge is to develop reading skills as well as interest and to understand that the two are not mutually exclusive.
One of the major goals of READ Alliance is to build a multi-stakeholder alliance of entities working towards improved early reading in the country. Towards that end, we have created a repository of reading interventions that are developing and implementing solutions to address different challenges of reading through tailored programs that offer training and support for teachers, guardians, schools and communities.
READ Alliance defines ‘innovation’ broadly to include novel business or organisational models; operational or production processes; technologies; or services that lead to substantial improvements in reading outcomes and address such challenges. We partner with diverse grassroots, for-profit organisations…