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Our Work in India

Worldreader works with Indian communities, families, institutions, and organizations to get children reading so they can reach their potential. Discover our work.

Our partnership with Barefoot
College Tilonia

Families in rural Rajasthan don’t have the opportunity to send their children to school. Instead, children – especially girls – are required to assist with household duties. Worldreader has partnered with Barefoot College to bring digital reading programs to rural night schools, empowering children to learn by night as they read thousands of vibrant, colorful, educational stories on mobile devices.

"Worldreader and Barefoot College Tilonia's partnership over the last 4 years has played a pivotal role in addressing the challenges of illiteracy in remote areas of Rajasthan. This collaboration has empowered more than 2500 underprivileged children, mostly girls, equipping them with basic reading comprehension and digital skills despite the infrastructural challenges in the areas we serve." – Bunker Roy, founder of the Barefoot College Tilonia Social Work and Research Centre.

Support our work in India and around the world

Worldreader provides the tools, training, and resources families and caregivers need to get children reading early and often.

Thousands of books, reading materials, and engaging activities available anytime, anywhere, at the touch of a finger.

Reading programs aligned with the national agenda and focused on Foundational Literacy & Numeracy (FLN).

Training and continuous support for educators, caregivers, and reading champions so they can read to and with children.

Read books in English and Hindi

Our library’s broad range of books enables children to build all the skills that are foundational for improved reading comprehension and better learning outcomes. Our vast collections of books in English and Hindi are a great way for bilingual children to reach their full potential.

We’re reaching children and parents on any device.

We’re leveraging mobile technology to reach families on devices they already own. BookSmart is available anytime, anywhere, at the touch of a finger. It can be accessed online and offline across devices, including computers and tablets, smartphones and feature phones, Chromebooks, and digital TVs. BookSmart offers:

  • Thousands of books in multiple languages, including English and Hindi
  • Access anytime, anywhere, on any device including mobile phones
  • Reading challenges that jumpstart reading
  • Fun learning activities that build reading skills and social-emotional learning
  • Tips to support caregivers

We’re working with partners to support communities across the country

Working in under-resourced communities requires expertise and long-standing local leadership. We’re proud to partner with organizations that boast years of experience delivering reading programs and educational support to children who need it most.

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