PLANETREAD

Rating: 4.78 stars   51 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 26 Manor Piedmont CA 94611 USA

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2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

PlanetRead is a Nonprofit organisation with a unique process for a great project and aim. Their motto says it all - "Literacy for a Billion". The idea of SLS (Same Language Subtitling) to educate is so SIMPLE, and so unique. Songs are popular worldwide - be they movie songs, Music videos, Anthems, Childhood rhymes, Poems, etc and the fact that they are now being used to 'literate' large numbers of illiterate populace is indeed highly commendable. Their numerous recognitions are ample proof of the greatness of this simple idea, and Team PlanetRead deserves a pat on their back for this initiative.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I have known the PR Team for over 6 six years. They are doing a wonderful job. My suggestion is that there be NO CHANGE. Let the present team continue, and bring laurels to PR.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Ideas that are simple and innovative can create a great impact - PlanetRead has proved just that. With the simple idea of subtitling Bollywood songs telecast on national TV, Brij Kothari and his Team are paving way for the weak readers to become functional readers. I am sure this will have a direct impact in the literacy levels of our country, very soon.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

As a graphics production consultant to Bookbox/Planetread and having shown the SLS video stories to many people i must say that it has been the most successful and naturally quick method to become literate. The co-founder and team are one of the best i have worked with.

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

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As Ashoka's Volunteer Coordinator, I've had many occasions to hear about PlanetRead's needs and successes. Many of our volunteers are attracted to their work. They are always responsive and are obviously strong contributors to eradicating illiteracy!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

Working with PlanetRead in the summer of 2006 gave me excellent exposure to using technology and media for educational change.


While things in India are often disorganized, and PlanetRead could focus more on internal organization, their mission and strategy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the results in the response of children first hand across India, and hearing the fantastic press generated by interactions with the Clinton Foundation and other expositions.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase the level of aggressiveness in media penetration.

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