Shivana and Rumana
Shivana and Rumana are two sisters from Delhi, India, aged 15 and 16 respectively. These two sisters use the Read to Kids app on their mobile phone to read stories to children in their community.
Every day during the afternoon between 8-15 children from the neighbourhood are invited to the sisters’ home for their reading sessions. Some of these children from the neighbourhood don’t go to school and this is the only opportunity they have to learn about reading. By reading to the children and getting the parents involved, the sisters are also helping the kids get into school.
Shivana, the younger sister, even uses the app to read by herself. She says the stories on the app have inspired and helped her with homework, particularly when she had to submit a creative writing assignment!