Communicating Smartly is Key to Scale | RightToRead

The RightToRead program’s reach has expanded explosively in the last 5 years. From 100 schools spread across 6 states in 2013, it covers more than 25,000 schools spread across continents impacting over 8 million students today. The RightToRead footprint covers 27 states and 5 Union Territories in India and 9 countries across Asia, Latin America and Africa. At each stage […]

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Tech For Good | Technology and Education

A lot has changed within the last decade. Smartphones and cheap internet connections have become ubiquitous and a basic need; far from the time they were seen as luxury goods. Don’t have a smartphone with a 4G internet connection? Good luck trying to navigate modern life: getting a cab or accessing basic government services will all suddenly be out of […]

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Technology & English – A World View | Reading and Comprehension

English is used as the medium of instruction both in school and higher education. It is the language of business. English is often the common language between bi/multilingual speakers. Globally, the use of technology for learning a language is dominated by English. EnglishHelper launched RightToRead in 2013 in India, taking AI technology-enabled English reading and comprehension solution to government schools […]

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The Strategy for Execution | RightToRead – English Reading Comprehension Program in Government Schools

RightToRead is a reading comprehension initiative by EnglishHelper to deliver technology-enabled English literacy to government school students in India and across the world. The program leverages existing textbooks and is integrated with the school timetable. This enables teachers to teach curriculum-based English in classrooms. The RightToRead program is underpinned by three strategic pillars that serve as guideposts: a) Achieve massive […]

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Business For Good | Social Enterprise

Over the last few decades, global wealth is estimated to have nearly doubled. Unfortunately, inequality has also increased. In other words, a small percentage of people have gained disproportionately.  Meanwhile, as the world gets ‘richer’ a significant number of the global population continues to be denied even the basics of food, housing, health and education. With increasing size and spread, there […]

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Goa Singapora | New Opportunities In Education

A note from the author: “Singapore is a small country undoubtedly, but a powerhouse in many ways. Without prejudice to local cultures, Singaporeans read and speak English. They island boasts 100% literacy and its education system ranks with the best in the world. A tourist haven and an economic miracle, Singapore is an example of how language and learning should […]

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The Power of Conversation

A note from the author: “The world is getting smaller as the footprint of the internet and telecommunication gets bigger. Increasingly, we need a common set of languages as we seek to converse with new people from different places. Let us learn English so that we can write and speak English in ways unique yet common. Spoken English that is […]

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Empowering Teachers: RightToRead

Technology can be an effective aid for empowering teachers if used in the right way. As the crow flies, Bandhwari village is less than 12 km from Gurgaon. In Bandhwari, there are 643 children below six years, about 15 per cent of the total population of just over 4000 people. Agriculture is the main occupation and, compared to neighboring villages, […]

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Tongue and Cheek | Debating Pronunciations in English Language

A few weeks ago, my wife and I debated the pronunciation of the word ‘churlish’. Like most times she won; backed by Oxford English Language Dictionary. I accept her victory but am not ready to concede defeat – I quite like the way I say the word. Plus, I figure, everybody understands what I am saying, so what is the […]

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Why Teachers Matter | RightToRead

The teacher crisis in India is well known but not spoken about as much. It is estimated our government schools are in need of 5.9 lakh primary-level teachers and 3.5 lakh upper primary-level teachers. By 2030, this number is projected to increase further. There is also the need for skills training so that the effectiveness of existing teachers can be […]

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