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Lalitha Guda

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Review for Planetread, Piedmont, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Planetread, Piedmont, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

I am a witness to the genuine fondness my kids have for BookBox stories and their eagerness to listen to these stories in other languages.This is so, inspite of the various other fast paced entertainments available to them.

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

I guess, increase awareness about the availabilty and effectiveness of this program. Its reach has to be increased and ofcourse more so in Telugu :)

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

My volunteering experience has given me great satisfaction. It has given me good friends. I keep learning a great deal about story telling and passion for education through my continued contribution.

Role:  Volunteer & I have been lucky to do my part by contributing to BookBox, one of Planetread's many activities. I am glad to be able to help make these quality story telling available in Telugu.