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35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

3 Kate113

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

1 Tamar G.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

1 Carolyn104

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

2 Aastha W.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

3 Sonia6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PlanetRead's SLS innovation for spreading literacy is simple, intuitive and fun. It should be scaled up nationally and internationally and it will help millions become literate. Keep it up!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Same Language Subtitles are simple, yet an incredible tool to learn to read a language. SLS are easy to read and produce; it should be implemented everywhere! PlanetRead and BookBox apply SLS in the right places, too - Bollywood and children's stories - both highly popular now and will be deep in the future. No doubt SLS can prevent illiteracy around the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PlanetRead are an innovative organisation that are creating a new generation of literate people across India. Few organisations on the planet have created a solution that is so simple that it really could change the world. PlanetRead are a truly inspiring organisation, full of great people, and with your help, they could change the lives of readers all over the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a BookBox volunteer for my language, Telugu. I am inspired to volunteer for it for 2 reasons: Quality and Service. BookBox stories are of great quality. Their attention to details that contribute to its quality and the persistence and patience with which they achieve it, impresses me and inspires me. The motive of service by making literacy not just kid friendly but people friendly in general, through planet read is is what makes it dear to me.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know by experience that subtitles greatly enhance reading ability in children. Watching kids' programs with subtitles in English is one factor other than reading books with them that has greatly contributed to my kids' reading skills. There is no doubt that SLS program of planetread will benefit a big portion of India's population that has not had chance to continue education or the time and leisure to sit down with books. Television in India reaches a greater number of people than even public libraries. Not only that, since most education in India is encouraged in English Medium, local language literacy gets a great boost through planetread's SLS program.