Read India in the Economic Times
Another such initiative by Pratham, Read India, aims to inculcate the 3R’s among children across the country — reading, (w)riting and (a)rithmetic. It focuses on the introduction of ‘learning to read’ (and arithmetic ) activities in schools. This includes simple interventions like incorporating a reading period aimed at improving fluency in reading to teaching the use of alphabets.
“Read India is a focussed campaign and we have received excellent feedback. We have been using various teaching-learning materials besides reading cards and, as a result, many students who struggled earlier have now learnt to read. In fact, we are now moving from learning to read to reading to learn,” elaborates Madhav Chavan, founderdirector , Pratham.