Why Reading Week?

Pratham’s “Lakhon mein Ek” campaign launched on October 21, 2015 received unprecedented and widespread support from citizens and communities, enabling it to go well beyond the original target of 1 lakh villages. By January 11, 2016, “Lakhon mein Ek” had reached more than 150,000 villages and communities. Close to 350,000 volunteers had joined the campaign and interacted with about 1 crore (10 million) children. The participation of such large numbers of people in this exercise shows that there is tremendous scope for community action towards improving children’s learning. Individuals and institutions across India are still joining in.

The participation of such large numbers of people in this exercise shows that there is tremendous scope for community action towards improving children’s learning. Now it is time for further action!

Reading week sample worksheet

What is the Reading Week?

From January 17th to January 25th 2016, “Lakhon mein Ek” will catalyze “Reading Week” in 25,000 villages and communities to demonstrate simple activities that can be done by children, parents and neighbours to build children’s foundational skills. Children will form their own groups and get one set of activity sheets that encourage reading and problem solving every day. Parents and other villagers will get involved.