As the Covid-19 pandemic continues unabated, children across the world remain disconnected from school and the digital divide widens. It has never been more vital to find new and innovative ways to keep children engaged and curious. During these uncertain times, we at Pratham Books are doubling our efforts to spread the joy of reading with the third edition of Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno!, a campaign that aims to give every child access to delightful stories in many languages.
And the best part? It doesn’t need an internet connection or even a smartphone! All you need to do is give a missed call to 08068264448.
Why this campaign?
Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno! is a campaign to engage children across the country through the joy of storytelling, offering hundreds of audio stories from Pratham Books in four languages: English, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi.
Through these stories, children are exposed to diverse subjects and new ideas that help them engage with the world around them with curiosity, imagination and empathy.
How does it work?
All it takes is a simple missed call to hear a delightful story from Pratham Books on your phone.
Step 1: Give a missed call on this number 08068264448 and we will call you back!
Step 2: You will then be asked to select the language in which you would like to listen to the story. We have stories available in English, Hindi, Kannada and Marathi.
Step 3: Next, you can choose the age group for your child. Pick between stories for children below five years of age OR above five years of age.
Step 4: Sit back and listen to the audio stories!
Step 5: To listen to more stories, call the number 08068264448 again and discover a new story every time!
Help us spread the joy of reading by sharing this campaign – so that these stories reach the children who need them the most. During this difficult time for the entire world, we hope to spread a little bit of joy and light to children everywhere with Missed Call Do, Kahaani Suno!