Friday, June 24, 2011

Joy of Reading: Pratham Books

It's Friday, friday! And time for the weekly dose of BSR. Today I bring to you a wonderful organization whos main aim is to ensure that all kids can read and actually read. It's absolutely delightful to just browse through their books.

Activity: Pratham Books was set up in 2004, as part of the Read India movement, a nation- wide campaign to promote reading among children. Pratham Books is a not-for-profit organization that publishes quality books for children in multiple Indian languages. The mission is to see "a book in every child's hand" and democratize the joy of reading.

In the last 6 years they have published over 200 titles in upto 11 languages and have spread the joy of reading to over 12 million children!

Details: Read about our why they use Creative Commons here.

Support: reading, literacy, education, kidlit, children's literature, publishing

Note: They have put a lot of our content under the Creative Commons framework and have begun to see success with this. Which means that they make their stories and illustrations available under an open license model and the larger community can then repurpose our content to create something completely new and thus contribute to the cause of a book in every child's hand. Their books have been adapted by our community into a range of new creations from audio and Braille books for the print-impaired, to iPad and iPhone applications - all to reach every child in India.

They hope that many more people can come forward and help translate/remix/re-purpose/distribute our Creative Commons licensed content. So go ahead and see what you can do.

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