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. In 2015-16, RightToRead expanded to 5000 schools in partnership with IL&FS Education and AIF benefiting over 1 million students. The expansion and outreach to 5000 schools in 8 states has been supported by USAID.
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
The initiative has received strong support e.g. USAID, Dell, HDFC Limited, Forbes Marshall Foundation, Goodearth Education Foundation, Members of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Give2Asia and several others.
RightToRead expanded globally with programs being launched in Sierra Leone, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.