THE NEED FOR INTERVENTION
Some reports claim that kids who read 20 minutes a day , score in the 90th percentile on standardized tests. Many such report emphasize the importance of developing the habit of reading.
However, 2 million kids in India cannot afford to own a book, average price for which is Rs. 30 (that’s less than the parking fee we pay in a mall every weekend).
Further, even the kids who get access to books through school libraries or other sources do not have an effective teacher/mentor to evoke their interest in reading
THE BOOKS FOR ALL SOLUTION
Books For All uses a 4 step model explained below to provide books to kids in an “assisted reading” environment to make sure they inculcate the habit of reading, which in turn would impact their academic performance