RightToRead Maharashtra: The Journey To Date

As RightToRead continues to expand its outreach in Maharashtra, it is time to look back and see the many roads travelled to reach where the initiative stands today. The RightToRead journey began in Maharashtra in 2014-15 with 125 schools in 3 districts.  In 2018, the Government of Maharashtra, Schoolnet and EnglishHelper signed an MoU to implement the RightToRead program in […]

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English Literacy Initiative in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas | RightToRead

EdTech | English Literacy | Education System in India | Technology | Reading and Comprehension Skills The National Education Policy (NEP) 1986 envisaged the establishment of residential schools known as Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNVs) for talented students, predominantly from rural India. The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti was tasked with the establishment and administration of these fully residential and co-educational schools. JNVs […]

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An EdTech Initiative To Transform Reading And Comprehension Skills in Rajasthan Schools | RightToRead

Rajasthan is a state of great diversity. The rich culture and magnificence of the region’s history have made Rajasthan a favourite tourist destination. While Rajasthan has demonstrated progress in various ways, there is an urgent need to transform its public education system.  The literacy rate in Rajasthan places it amongst the lowest-ranked regions in the country. In addition, historically, Rajasthan […]

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RightToRead: An English Literacy Initiative in West Bengal

Over the past decade, research conducted across government schools confirms that India has a major reading and comprehension skill problem. This issue is across languages i.e. the first language (often mother tongue) and second/ third languages as per school curriculum.  According to ASER 2016, only 45.2% of children from grade 8 could read simple sentences in English. This is a […]

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Tech-Enabled English Literacy Initiative in Andhra Pradesh | RightToRead

English Proficiency in Andhra Pradesh Andhra Pradesh is the 7th largest state in the country with a population of almost 50 million people. Around 4 million students are enrolled in government and government-aided schools in the state. Over the years, though enrolment has increased in schools there is still much work to be done to improve learning outcomes. A large […]

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RightToRead Helps Millions Learn English

In the nineties, while surveying over a hundred Government schools in urban Lucknow, we noticed that teacher absenteeism led to schools not being opened for 8 to 10 months a year. Our mission of empowering more children to learn English seemed bleak after seeing the state of the education system. However, things have changed since the nineties which makes our […]

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How ReadToMe Improved Her Spoken English

At EnglishHelper, we often travel to different parts of the country and meet people with truly exceptional stories. Here is Roopa’s story about her drive to improve her spoken English. Teacher : “Who do you love more? You mother or your father?” Roopa tries to answer, but something was holding her back. It was not her spoken English, a language she […]

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Empowering the Teacher

Technology can be an effective aid for 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, Bandhwari […]

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Using the English Language to Bridge the Gap

When We Entered Nadia In Nadia you will find a crowded station, and even more crowded narrow streets where the only place to walk is in the middle of the road. On the way to school you will find many people playing carrom, and children chasing hens and goats. The roads are winding, surrounded by lush green fields and many […]

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