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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

India
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.
Introduction

Creating a Nation of Readers

“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.”

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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Innovation Overview
3 - 12
Age Group
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Children/Users
1
Country
2008
Established
-
Organisation
155
Views
Tips for implementation
A smartphone and willingness to learn.
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Nikhil Saraf
HundrED Review
Innovativeness

India's first pure play, standardised reading skill assessment for children. Solving the issue of illiteracy with real on the ground data, precision and high user engagement at scale!

Impact

150 schools, 850 teachers, 33000 students, 88,316,897 Reading minutes enabled to date.

Scalability

15 cities across India, with plans in progress to scale abroad.

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How to Teach the Language of Aspiration in India
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Program in Action
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Program in Action
Freadom Walkthough
WOW Lite - Adaptive plug and play reading ecosystem designed for schools
Stones2milestones at Project Literacy Lab

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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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02
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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