RightToRead was launched in 2013 in 100 government schools in 6 states covering 20,000 students. This was an initial partnership between EnglishHelper™ and American India Foundation (AIF). In 2014-15 the program was expanded to 9 states, 325 schools and 60,000 students with multiple partners. Today the program, co-sponsored by USAID and in partnership with IL&FS Education and American India Foundation, reaches nearly 1.5 M students in almost 6000 schools in the country.
RightToRead is an effort to demonstrate Reading & Comprehension technology can play a key role in solving the country’s reading crisis.
RightToRead enables introduction of technology into the classrooms guided by the tenets of Minimum Change and Sustainability:
- Class text book digitised and made available on the reading comprehension software
- Integrated into school time-table i.e. regular English class period
- Existing teachers empowered to use the reading software, in class
RightToRead Implementing Partners
RightToRead is implemented in partnership with various organisations including IL&FS Education, American India Foundation, SEEDS and Bodh Shiksha Samiti.
Delhi | Gujarat | Haryana | Jammu| Karnataka | Maharashtra | Orissa| Punjab | Rajasthan| Tamilnadu | Telengana | Uttarakhand| Uttar Pradesh| West Bengal
Tests administered over 2016-17 indicate reading improvement of students covered by the program is on average 20-40% higher than students in ‘control’ schools.