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RightToRead

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RightToRead is an initiative that looks to urgently intervene and provide a scalable solution to the world’s reading challenge.

ReadToMe, a multi-sensory reading and comprehension software, helps enhance students' reading skills and increase teacher effectiveness. The prescribed text books used in schools are read in class with the help of the software. Words are highlighted, as they are read, at a speed best suited for students. ReadToMe offers tools to help with reading and comprehension. ReadToMe features include word-by-word reading of the text, English dictionary, picture dictionary, translation of words to vernacular, pronunciation, and spelling aids.

In 2013, EnglishHelper launched RightToRead in India by deploying ReadToMe in government schools. In the first phase, RightToRead was implemented across 100 government schools in 6 states covering 20,000 students. Encouraged by the results and leveraging the capability developed, RightToRead was expanded across 9 states covering 60,000 students. Presently, the program benefits over 1 million students in nearly 6000 government schools. A significant part of this rapid scale-up was undertaken with the support of USAID. Implementation at schools was enabled mainly in partnership with American India Foundation and IL&FS Education.

Besides large-scale implementation in India, RightToRead has spread its footprint to countries like Colombia, Nicaragua, Sierra Leone, Honduras, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.

The RightToRead Story