PlanetRead- Innovative Ways to Fight Illiteracy

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Let’s take a quiz here: You are given following statistics:

“More than 500 million people in India have access to TV and 40 percent of these viewers have low literacy skills and are poor”

Question – How will you use the above mentioned statistics to improve literacy in India?

Think of all innovative solution that you can think of!

PlanetRead has an innovative solution using SLS (Same Language Subtitling). By adding subtitles (in local language) to music videos/bollywood songs/folk songs shown in television (Doordarshan), they enable people with low literacy skill to stay in touch with regular readig practice.

Interestingly, PlanetRead is supported by Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org .
Yes, the same Google which is minting money out of Adsense.
Good to know about their philanthropic side too.

Read PlanetRead Founder’s post| Watch PlanetRead Videos | PlanetRead Website | Larry Page’s visit to Aravind Eye Hospital, India | Bhookh.com-Click to Fight Hunger

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PlanetRead, Google Charity, SLS

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