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Read to Kids

Read to Kids is promoting reading to children amongst parents and caregivers in Delhi, India. It is a two year pilot that seeks to promote pre-literacy skills by encouraging parents to read to and with their young children (age 0-6) by giving them access to a free, digital library of high quality, locally relevant books and educational materials via their mobile phones.

This pilot will allow us to test the use of mobile phones to deliver the tools (reading materials and how-to guidance) parents need to read to and with their young children, with the ultimate goal of testing our hypothesis: Parents will read regularly to and with their pre-school age children if they understand the expected outcomes and if they are given access to high quality tools.

Timeline: 2 years: 2015 – 2017
Pre pilot phase: October 2015 – March 2016
Implementation phase: April 2016 – May 2017
Funded by: Project Literacy, Pearson
Partners involved: Result for Development (R4D), Center for Knowledge Societies (CKS) , HLFPPT , KATHA , SARD and Happy Creative Services

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