Writing a scientific paper about illiteracy in India, I found an article about PlanetRead. PlanetRead became an important part of that paper as it is simple and very effective.
I glad to have got to know such an great work! You all do a great job! Thank you!
PlaneTRead is doing fantastic work to improve access to literacy and education among otherwise underserved populations. Very excited to see its progress from here out as well!
This organization is doing a wonderful job that really helps hundreds of thousand people/children. I'm privileged to be a part of this amazing team. My job is to create music/sounds for children stories which is an interesting one and truly satisfying.
Having been with this team for past 2 years, i have seen them growing, improving lives of so many children and their interest in making full literacy. I've had immense joy working with them and will continue to work with them. My Best Wishes.
I am a freelancer from a small village from India. Same language subtitling started on regional channels on tv when I was in school. And when you have very limited resources at your native place to practice, initiatives like same language subtitling can turn your idiot box in a smart learning center. It helped me and my siblings in reading.
Today I am preparing for a PhD in computer engineering. And I wish to work directly with PlanetRead.
For a starters I have started adding same language subtitles to different videos on YouTube.
I have used their videos and techniques to teach the children from night schools in Mumbai and using it now to teach my nephew.
With steady exposure to these songs with karaoke style subtitles, a person can improve their reading skills. Kudos to PlanetRead for showing us a simple and an effective way to improve literacy.
Around the globe, people and companies work with different processes to improve the literacy of millions of people. PlanetRead is one such company, named after its goal.
The unique thing about PlanetRead is that it takes a very simple idea and with that it is able to provide improvement of literacy across millions of people in India.This is achieved through subtitling popular film songs loved by people. Superb...
PlanetRead is an organization that is truly changing lives through their passion for literacy and innovative methods of product distribution. I had the privilege of interning for PlanetRead over the summer of 2016. My job included researching the effectiveness of eye tracking and helping expand the reach of PlanetRead's children's stories.
Working with PlanetRead I was afforded the pure joy of watching children's faces while practicing their reading skills, and simultaneously, of seeing the pride on the faces of their illiterate parents, knowing their children were being given access to a brighter future. The hard work that this organization does not only helps improve the literacy of its current recipients, but it also helps carve the path for a future toward full literacy and increased well-being of an ever growing nation . PlanetRead is an organization that is actively reshaping lives, what a treat to have been part of that effort.
Am really surprised & happy that this concept of 'Same Language Subtitling' creates wonders in increasing the literacy rate across the globe. PlanetRead helps in enhancing the language & reading skills of an individual through this effective & innovative technique. Am happy to support this organization for their wonderful service. You people deserve appreciation. Way to GO !
What a wonderful organization doing fabulous work! It's clear through years of studying the effects of Same Language Subtitling that PlanetRead changes lives for the better!
PlanetRead's work using same-language subtitles for literacy has expanded greatly in the past year to encompass not just SLS for film songs on television but also SLS for animated books in an early-grade reading initiative. This simple idea can make such a big difference for people of all ages struggling to become competent readers in a world that demands literacy. I'm thrilled to support the work of this great nonprofit!
PlanetRead's work to expand literacy in India has taken Brij Kothari's beautifully simple idea and made it part of the daily lives of millions of early literates in India. I love that the organization continually monitors the impact of its work and creates research reports proving the efficacy of same-language subtitling. It's wonderful to know that this inexpensive, simple, scalable tool is helping beginning readers to become fully literate! Helping the PlanetRead team to publicize their good work is a real privilege.
Activity based learning keeps children engaged in class and learning is joyful. Given the short attention span of the children stories and especially animated stories can keep children engaged. The subtitles in the same language help children read with the help of visuals. This serves as a great support to the teaching / learning process. The quality of the content and the age specific story selection will go a long way in developing literacy skills in areas where there are dearth of quality resources.
Each and every member of Planetread has my highest admiration and pride for the commitment they show in bringing wholesome meaning to literacy in India. The seemingly simplistic solution applying Same Language Subtitling will never lose its significance in people empowerment through literacy.
My experience with Planetread is merely as an onlooker who understands the enormity of their work. My many years in defense took me far and wide across India and gave me the opportunity to experience first hand the low literacy levels of far too many communities of a nation that prides itself of world leading achievements. With SLS proving a success in enriching the lives of children and adults, improving their reading skills through popular media, it is indeed heart-warming to know and applaud.
I wish Planetread finds success in attaining even wider recognition and all the support it seeks to attain its noble goals.
This Organization goes out of its way to promote languages. Always noted for its accuracy and thoroughness.
PlanetRead’s “karaoke” approach to literacy provides automatic and subconscious reading practice. Subtitling famous Bollywood songs is a classic idea to promote literacy among the masses. Good work! Keep going your dedication and service is greatly appreciated.
Same Language Subtitling is a simple yet effect way of helping a semi-literate to improve their language skills unknowingly. PlanetRead has used this concept to subtitle famous Bollywood songs. What better way to learn and read the fun way! Hats off to the volunteers and staff of PlanetRead.
PlanetRead is a very good organisation that helps to increase literacy rate among children, their technique of using subtitling into education is a very innovative and unique way of learning. The organisation is friendly, having a good time working with them.
PlanetRead is an innovative way to improve one's language. With the help of SLS and daily practice we can achieve global literacy.
A simple solution to a alleviate illiteracy around us. PlanetRead has made reading Karaoke like. You watch, you listen, you read along!
Edutainment is Bollywood songs providing literacy and reading. PlanetRead has struck the right chord with the masses.
Planetread is truly an innovative way of teaching literacy. Combining entertainment with valuable skills is a great way to try to change the world for the better. Bravo!
I started following planetread due to voluntary work being done by a friend and I realised that same language subtitling has a significant role to play in enabling native language speakers to read better and thereby understand better. Movies/music is the best way to get people's attention and SLS helps!