LET'S READ
Nurturing a love for books and reading among children from marginalized communities
CAUSE AREA:
Education
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INTERVENTION AREA:
Promoting reading
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THE NEED

Children who struggle to read tend to fall behind academically. They find it hard to grasp complex written concepts and are unable to keep up with classwork requirements. We know that children who read are likely to have higher cognitive functioning, better language skills, improved academic performance and greater confidence. Yet, for many children living in marginalized communities, owning a set of books is a distant dream. These are children who study in municipal schools, live on the streets or in slum communities, andgrow up at construction sites or in children's homes. They are rarely exposed to anything other than school textbooks and the resources available to them are not age-appropriate or culturally relevant.

SOLUTION

Let's READ promotes reading among children from marginalized communities by ensuring access to well-written, beautifully illustrated and culturally relevant books. The books are selected in keeping with the children’s ages, language competencies and reading abilities. They are sourced from largely Indian publishers, are multilingual and are based on reading assessments of the children.

The project's key interventions include:

Mini-libraries are set up in schools and non-formal education centres. Each library is curated with books as per the language preferences and reading levels of the children.
Book sets are gifted to children who cannot afford their own. For many of the children, these well-written & beautifully illustrated books may be the first set of books that they own.
Book reading sessions are conducted with children’s book authors and other professionals who make the books come alive for children.
Teachers and the staff from NGOs are trained to make books and reading meaningful for the children.
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Support the Let's READ Campaign

A set of 5 books for a child costs only Rs. 500. A mini library (consisting of 125 books) costs Rs. 15,000. Sign up as a fundraiser, get your company or school involved or donate. Your contributions have the power to change lives.

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UPDATES


LET'S READ CARNIVAL BRINGS JOY TO SARASWATI VIDYANIKETAN - GHATKOPAR
As part of the Let's READ project supported by WTW India Pvt. Ltd, over 15 employee volunteers opened up the magical world of books and reading to 250+ students of Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Mumbai. 1250 books and 4 mini-library bags were gifted t
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Let's READ Carnival Brings Joy to Saraswati VidyaNiketan - Ghatkopar

15th April 2024

As part of the Let's READ project supported by WTW India Pvt. Ltd, over 15 employee volunteers opened up the magical world of books and reading to 250+ students of Saraswati Vidya Niketan, Mumbai. 1250 books and 4 mini-library bags were gifted to the school.




LET'S READ CAMPAIGN WRAPS UP SUCCESSFULLY ACROSS SCHOOLS IN MUMBAI AND PUNE
UBS Business Solutions India and Credit Suisse and their teams of employees contributed to the Let’s READ campaign in Mumbai and Pune. 3200+ students from multiple schools benefitted through gifting of mini libraries, book sets, animated
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Let's READ Campaign Wraps Up Successfully Across Schools in Mumbai and Pune

15th April 2024

UBS Business Solutions India and Credit Suisse and their teams of employees contributed to the Let’s READ campaign in Mumbai and Pune. 3200+ students from multiple schools benefitted through gifting of mini libraries, book sets, animated reading sessions by professional storytellers and training for teachers. 150+ employee volunteers conducted assisted reading sessions in some of these schools.




STORYTELLING DELIGHT: AKANKSHA SHINDEWADI BMC SCHOOL JOINS LRC ACTIVITY
240+ students from Akanksha Shindewadi BMC School, Mumbai were engaged in reading by employee volunteers from Khaitan & Co. The children had a fun filled day attending storytelling activities, storybooks selection and doing assisted reading
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Storytelling Delight: Akanksha Shindewadi BMC School Joins LRC Activity

15th April 2024

240+ students from Akanksha Shindewadi BMC School, Mumbai were engaged in reading by employee volunteers from Khaitan & Co. The children had a fun filled day attending storytelling activities, storybooks selection and doing assisted reading




BUILDING BRIDGES THROUGH BOOKS: LET'S READ CAMPAIGN BY WTW INDIA PVT. LTD. LEAVES LASTING IMPACT
Under the Let's READ project supported by WTW India Pvt. Ltd., 1000+ students benefited from the Senior Secondary School - Dhankot and Daultabad, Gurugram, Government Senior Secondary School, Saket and Saraswati Vidyaniketan, Mumbai. While 5000+
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Building Bridges Through Books: Let's READ Campaign by WTW India Pvt. Ltd. Leaves Lasting Impact

15th April 2024

Under the Let's READ project supported by WTW India Pvt. Ltd., 1000+ students benefited from the Senior Secondary School - Dhankot and Daultabad, Gurugram, Government Senior Secondary School, Saket and Saraswati Vidyaniketan, Mumbai. While 5000+ reading books and 49 mini libraries were set up in these schools, the students enjoyed the assisted reading sessions conducted by 60+ employee volunteers from WTW. They now look forward to reading the books gifted to them





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