READ Alliance is an initiative supported by USAID and implemented by Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) with an aim to spur an early grade reading movement in India by fostering and supporting new approaches and innovative reading solutions that offer to solve the reading challenge in India.
We at the READ Alliance pursue a bold new approach to partnerships and innovation which can bring about developmental changes to enhance early childhood reading. Through our multi-stakeholder platform, we foster and support innovation-driven and user-centric approaches to unlock a child’s reading potential. We aim to stimulate increased attention, resources, and efforts to improve the reading skills of Indian primary school age children over the next five years and deepen the culture of reading in India. Through the two rounds of Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenges held in 2014 and 2015, READ Alliance is supporting six organizations that will impact the reading skills of more than 100,000 under-served school children living in the tribal districts of Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.