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BookSmart leverages affordable technology, data analytics, and partnerships with publishers, corporations and NGOs to empower parents, caregivers and teachers to read regularly with young children. By providing free, culturally-relevant digital children's stories via the BookSmart phone and tablet app and by fostering cultures of reading, BookSmart helps to mitigate the effects of inequitable access to quality education.
Initially launched successfully in the Delhi region in India with Hindi kid's stories (like the popular Panchtantra books), the program is expanding to bring Arabic children’s books to 50,000 households across Jordan. In India, Worldreader Kids was distributed via networks of community-based partners committed to early childhood development and through a media campaigning. In the first year, it reached over 200,000 households in the Delhi NCR region.