USAID noted that the ability to read is the most basic building block of learning, the READ (Read - Engage - Achieve - Dream) Alliance aims to prepare millions of children in India for a lifetime of reading and learning.
The agency said, "This initiative will create opportunities for knowledge sharing and advocate for increased attention to the issue of early literacy in India through targeted events and online collaborations."
The READ Alliance will also host an innovation challenge to identify promising projects to improve reading skills in children, test their effectiveness, and help take those proven successful to scale, it added.
"This program brings together corporations, non-profit organizations, think tanks, foundations, researchers, schools, teachers, and others to promote early literacy," USAID stated.
"The READ Alliance will use Indian innovations and resources to support literacy, especially among children at high risk of not learning to read."
--IBNS (Posted on 27-08-2013)