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S2M is closing the global literacy gap in a country where 9 in 10 children read below grade levels via an affordable tech ecosystem

Stones2Milestones

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Children going to English medium schools in India are expected to learn, read and speak in English, a language that is aspirational yet alien to them and their surroundings. We solve the problem by providing diagnostic, affordable, research-based and intuitive reading & literacy solutions for schools, teachers & parents. They are systematic, culturally relevant and age-appropriate.
Grade 1 children in just 9 months of the program have shown a marked improvement of 28% in overall reading abilities, with a specific growth of 65% in decoding, 24% in oral comprehension and 28% in vocabulary.
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3 - 12
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Children/Users
1
Country
2008
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Updated on October 19th, 2020
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Creating a Nation of Readers

Stones2Milestones is on a mission to 'Create a Nation of Readers', gifting children the will and skill to read in English. 

Children going to English medium schools are expected to learn, read and speak in English, a language that is aspirational yet alien to them and their surroundings. In India itself, an estimated 9 out of 10 children read below grade levels.  

We solve the problem by providing diagnostic, affordable, research-based and intuitive reading & literacy tech solutions for schools, teachers & parents. They are systematic, culturally relevant and age-appropriate.

These solutions are made available at less than $1/Child.

Stones2Milestones currently impacts more than 100,000 children across 21 cities.

Read More: unreasonable.is/how-teach-language-aspiration-in-india/

Download Report: https://f-ast.in

Innovations: 

1. FAST Reading Assessment

Diagnostic english reading assessment for children aged 6 -12.

2. FREADOM Parent App:

Designed to help parents raise a happy reader, fREADom gives a child and parent access to a personalised cloud library, reading log, child-friendly news and 5-10 minute engaging activties. 

3. WOW Connect Teacher App:

A platform to empower the teacher to teach reading within the classroom with world class researched lesson plans and certified trainings supported by a global community of educators. 

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May 2019
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July 2018
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01
Take FAST Reading Assessment
FAST is a diagnostic reading assessment, India's first standardised reading skill assessment designed to measure a child’s reading abilities and their expertise levels against national benchmarks.
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Download fREADom (For Parents)
Designed to help parents raise a happy reader. Spend 10 minutes with your child anywhere, anytime to nurture their will and skill to read.
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03
Download WOW Connect (For Teachers)
A web and mobile application for educators to communicate, collaborate and co-create. The platform helps the facilitator to teach reading systematically, learn the science behind teaching reading, assess their own growth, engage with a larger community and support learning.
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