Education, Technology and Crowdsourcing and Open Source
Education, Technology and Crowdsourcing and Open SourceSEE LESS
In many parts of the world, there is a big gap between the language spoken at home and the medium of instruction at school. Infact, there are over 617 million children ( https://bit.ly/2WzkeCp) who are not reaching minimum proficiency levels in reading. The 2016 GEM report (https://bit.ly/1SMV6ni) states that ‘in multi-ethnic societies, imposing a dominant language through a school system has frequently been a source of grievance linked to wider issues of social and cultural inequality.’
Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver (www.storyweaver.org.in) is an innovative publishing model that provides free and open access to multilingual storybooks for children to build and nurture a reading habit, and also provides collaborative tools that allow users to create, translate and repurpose the content to their local needs. A responsive platform that can be accessed across devices, the content can be read, shared, downloaded for free for both offline use & in print-ready formats.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||1,500,000|
|New Feature||Reading App, An offline solution to create and translate books.|
Suzanne Singh (Chairperson) has been with the organization since its inception and has deep expertise in education strategy and implementation. Himanshu Giri (CEO)’s expertise includes strategic partnerships with the Government and non-profit organizations. Purvi Shah (Head:Digital Initiatives) has been with the organization for 13 years and leads the product development for StoryWeaver Bijal Vachharajani is a Senior Editor and drives content strategy and content creation for StoryWeaver.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN