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35 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Its mind boggling and a simple idea to improve literarcy around the world with cost effective strategies build in. To start with an Asia country, its better to start off. When i came to know of this service i was awe inspired. FUN with education is the basic which i will always love to be part of.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is good to educate with entertainment. No one will get bored with this kind of learning. It will improve our reading skills. Great work! Keep it up! Spread it all over the world!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PlanetRead is continuing to help millions of people all over India to improve their literacy. SLS has become a proven method. Several years of research vouches for it. And now it is time for the Indian Government to notice this innovative idea and make it as a national policy so that at least one program per language has SLS in it. The idea of SLS for improving literacy should not be underestimated.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

SLS is an innovative idea to improve literacy. And with SLS songs coming on a national TV channel, it reaches to several million people. Helping many of them to practice and improve their reading skills. In India, where the film songs are quite popular, SLS is quite useful as common people also sing along as they see on TV. Plus with many Indian women living as home-makers, have poor access to reading materials. SLS Songs are a boon for them to improve their language skills. This should be done in all major song programs to maximize the benefit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a great idea for education. I am happy to support it

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am very proud to rejoined in Planetread organization. It is different from other non governmental organization. Same Language Subtitling is good concept, It will improve the literacy level.

Sweta M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Here it proves that a simple yet efficient way can make a big difference. A brilliant idea to improve the literacy rate in India. i have seen their program in DD National Hindi and trust me it's really effective.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

PlanetRead is an amazing social venture that is doing an awesome job of promoting literacy among all in India. PlanetRead does subtitling with songs which is really a mere fun for all age groups. This makes the individual read the subtitles and sing along thus promoting their reading abilities. Today everyone has access to television including slum areas giving easy accessibility to songs with subtitles. This simple yet innovative idea of Same Language Subtitling is making a good difference among the weak readers in our country.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A very simple yet efficient way to promote literacy, having fun improving reading abilities or learning a new language.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

SLS, a concept pioneered by PlanetRead is aimed at increasing the literacy levels in India. It uses the idea of subtitling lyrics of film songs on TV, in the ‘same’ language that they are sung.

Kate T.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

PlanetRead is championing creative and effective literacy education in India nationwide. Employing the best aspects of modern technology, entertainment and informal education, it's making important inroads into the inequality that bars Indians who are illiterate. The PlanetRead team has developed a proven method of subtitling Bollywood subtitles in the languages spoken, christened Same Language Subtitling (SLS). This simple change reinforces association between what is spoken/sung and what is on the screen, eventually leading to greater recognition of letters, words and then reading.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The first and only organization of the kind I have come across that combines fun, entertainment, literacy and outreach in a very simple innovative manner!
I had the opportunity to volunteer for an awesome event and do some fundraising for PlanetRead and it was so much fun and a great learning experience!! Everyone who work for PlanetRead believe in the cause and put in their maximum (which is a lot) to make it come to life. I hope they are able to reach many more places and educate & entertain many more people.