READtalks: idea generation, discussion, networking and much more

READtalks: idea generation, discussion, networking and much more

READtalks serves as a discussion platform to share ideas, solutions and spark conversations around early grade reading. Currently, there is a dearth of opportunities to showcase and share impactful solutions, experiences and ideas around EGR both within and outside of the early reading ecosystem. Through these talks, READ Alliance encourages organizations and people to talk about their innovations, perspectives and solutions to enrich the early reading landscape.

It is not just another conference to network and share best practices. It is an opportunity for grassroots activists, policy makers, thinkers, social development practitioners and industry to share insights, current thinking and practical solutions related to early literacy.


Here is the glimpse of our previous READtalks in a Pecha Kucha format on “Community Interventions in Early Reading”.

READtalks speakers giving away their presentations in the Pecha Kucha format. Clockwise: Mohit Raj (co-founder T.Y.C.I.A), Mridula Bajaj (Mobile Crèches), Rahul Gahlot (HLFPPT)

#READtalks open house, a chance for the participants to interact with the speakers and get their queries clarified.

Networking over tea and savory food, probably the most awaited and precious time during #READtalks

A room full of experts, researchers, practitioners coming together to brainstorm, ideate and drive partnerships to address important issues such as; creating more vernacular content for first generation tribal learners, linking assessment data to reading interventions, using technology to make learning personalised.

Mridula Koshy, community organizer at The Community Library Project, attending a #READtalks on “Community Interventions in Early Reading”. She was accompanied by many children volunteers who handle various positions at ‘The Community Library Project’. The children were the first visitors of this free for all community library and have now assumed full-time roles here.

Clockwise: 1. Michael Creighton, The Community Library Project; 2. Arjun Sanyal from American India Foundation and 3. Rajesh Kumar Sharma, Founder, Free School under the Bridge; giving their presentations in a Pecha Kucha format, where speakers had to give presentation in the span of 20 seconds with the help of 20 images

We are again coming up with our next #READtalks on 10th August, 2017 at India Habitat Centre where a panel of experts, researchers and scholars will come together to brainstorm on “Assessments in Early Reading”. So, what are you waiting for REGISTER NOW.

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