Author Archives: Khushboo Dixit

Understanding the regional contours of the Early Grade Reading problem in India

Team  READ Alliance conducted a research on the status of early grade reading in India based on extrapolations of different data sources. Here is an excerpt outlining the reading landscape through data about how many children in India are not … Continue reading

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Live Blog: Changing Society and Governments (Panel Discussion)

This session will explore the appropriate modes of dialogue and engagement between civil society, the private sector and government. Panelists include Garima Aggarwal, Ashoka Changemaker Schools Program, Maesy Angelina, MAMPU Program (Indonesia) and Jai Dhar Gupta. The panel will be moderated by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, … Continue reading

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Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge 2015 : Second Edition

  After the success of EGRIC 2014, the READ Alliance has launched the second edition of Early Grade Reading Innovation Challenge (EGRIC 2015) which aims to discover, develop, and scale early grade reading innovations, with the goal of contributing to … Continue reading

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Awards, Innovations, Partnership building- All in READ Connect 2015

The afternoon of 22nd April, 2015 in Vivanta by Taj was buzzing with activity. After all, READ Alliance was organizing its inaugural ‘READ Connect 2015: Invest in Children’ event. An occasion to mark the winners of Early Grade Reading Innovation … Continue reading

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Of Hackathons and Education App Development ( Google’s first ever for Chrome)

To help address reading challenges amongst primary aged children in  India, Google,READAlliance,  USAID,  Centre for Knowledge Societies (CKS) and 10,000 Startups India came together to pilot the Chrome App Developer Challenge for Education (http://cks.in/chrome-app-developer-challenge/) The initiation event of the Google … Continue reading

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EDU Hackathon Recap – 5th July 2014

  On 5th of July 2014, READ Alliance in partnership with GoogleforEDU hosted a day long Google Chrome App Developer Challenge in cities of Bangalore and Gurgaon. From Gurgaon, app developers participated through Google Hangout. The main idea of this … Continue reading

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Why Reading Should be Embedded in a Country’s Culture

In the words of Meeta Sengupta (a speaker, writer and an advisor on education)  “It is in times like these when one goes back to the drawing board and takes a look at the basics-such as reading”,  she emphasize the … Continue reading

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What Read Alliance Got Right!

  So here is what  Meeta Sengupta who is an educator and advisor specializing in business  education has to say about The Innovation Workshops organized by Read Alliance in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore: “Beyond the din of the elections and teachers being sent off … Continue reading

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RA Innovation workshop-Innovative Ideas By Bangaloreans

Here is a list of all the ideas that the innovation workshop in Bangalore threw up. These are the innovations developed by each individual participant and presented to the group for voting and potential collaborations. Name: Parth Sarwate Organization: Urban … Continue reading

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RA Innovation Workshop-Promising Ideas By Delhiites!

The Delhi Innovation Workshop of the READ Alliance was able to take out many brilliant innovative ideas, which are displayed below…   Name: Lopa shah Idea: I Love reading Potential collaborators: Kanupriya, Amarjeet, Alysha,Swati,Sunil, Anneli, Ritika, Antony Voted amongst the top … Continue reading

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