New Delhi, September 8
Global non-profit schooling organisation Worldreader on Tuesday stated it had entered right into a strategic partnership with Reliance Jio to make accessible kids’s books to 15 crore JioTelephone customers.
According to the 2019 Annual Status of Education Report on Early Years, practically 80 per cent of Indian households don’t have any studying supplies in any respect.
“Through Worldreader’s BookSmart application on Jio phones, the partnership brings free children’s books to more than 150 million beneficiaries from under-resourced households across India, most of whom are first-time Internet users,” Worldreader stated in a press release.
BookSmart might be accessible to JioTelephone customers by means of JioTelephone’s app retailer contained in the schooling class.
BookSmart offers mother and father, caregivers, and pre- and primary-grade college students entry to a library of curated and age-appropriate books by means of the app.
“We are excited to partner with Worldreader to bring a rich collection of digital storybooks to hundreds of millions of homes across India, during COVID times and beyond into the new normal too,” stated a Jio spokesperson.
The BookSmart library contains books about well being (together with coronavirus hygiene), nature and science, language, arts, social research, in addition to storybooks and people tales.
“We are thrilled to announce this partnership during Literacy Week. Joining forces with Reliance Jio will improve the lives of millions of families,” stated Worldreader CEO and co-founder David Risher. PTI