Back to resources

Campaign Read India: Get Them Glued To Books, Happily

Education | Sep 9, 2003

ON International Literacy Day, it is time to do some stock-taking. And statistics do not console when it comes to the continuing high rate of school dropouts and the inability of even 50 percent of children going to government schools to read fluently.

But the picture is not entirely bleak. In Bangalore, the Akshara Foundation is spearheading the ‘Read India’ initiative, a nationwide campaign by Pratham Resource Centre. ‘Read India’ is a three-pronged strategy which aims to inculcate the reading habit in one million children in the next five years.

View PDF

More like this

Education

Slum kids to get lessons in mother tongue

The state government will now bank on the mother tongue to educate 1.5 lakh slum children and extend improved facilities for poor students in government schools. Speaking to reporters after inaugurating Akshara Khazana- a childrens’ library set up by Akshara foundation and Juniper Networks, IT M Vijay Baskhar, Secretary for primary and Secondary Education, said […]
Mar 3, 2006 | Article

Education

The Moon and The Cap - Pratham Books

Do you like to wear a cap on a sunny day? Find out who else likes to wear a cap in this charming book. This is a Level 1 book for children who are eager to begin reading. View PDF
Jan 1, 2007 | Children's Books

Education

From darkness unto light - Akshara foundation has initiated 20,000 slum children into education by integrating private, voluntary and government sectors.

SMALL drops in an ocean. This is how the people at Akshara describe their efforts. Ali this despite the fact that 20,000 children in slums around Bangalore have already been initiated into the world of letters by this foundation through its educational programme. View PDF
Jan 18, 2002 | Article

Education

In Favour of Basic Education - Betting on the bottom-up - Rohini Nilekani

Just recently, I happened to be standing outside a rather new-looking government school, high up on a scraggy hillock in Kolar district in South India. Two young boys, aged about 12, were our curious onlookers and we picked up conversations. One I knew to be a student, because he wore a school uniform, often the […]
Mar 1, 2009 | Article