A Story A Day


Why Start ” A Story A Day” Initiative?

Due to the pandemic crisis, schools are closed. Learning has come to a halt for underprivileged children. According to a UNESCO estimate, in India, nearly 321 million children (most of these from government schools) are out of school.

To address this, we at Pehlay Akshar Foundation have launched #AStoryADay initiative. We want to share as many stories as we can with these children. We believe that the stories will bring some cheer and learning to these children through simple stories read in English.

How To Participate?

  • Step 1: Select a Book

You can select any Simple English Story Book from your own collection at home or you could read a story from the curated list here http://www.astoryaday.in/books

  • Step 2: Read and Record

You can use your mobile/tablet camera to record a video. Hold the camera in landscape/horizontal view. While recording please mention the name of the book and author.

  • Step 3: Share

Send us a video file through the form here or visit www.astoryaday.in Once you upload and submit it, we will receive it, edit it and share it.

Reference Videos

The very talented, famous actor and friend, Sonakshi Sinha supported our mission by narrating a beautiful story – The New Girl. She read this story from Storyweaver. The Pehlay Akshar team has edited the video and added pages from the book. The video is also uploaded on our YouTube channel and Social Media.

Read From Personal Collection

The Founder of Pehlay Akshar Foundation, Radha Goenka has read the story – Namaste Mumbai in the video belowShe read this story from her personal collection of books. The Pehlay Akshar team added the subtitles and uploaded it on YouTube and social media.

Inspire Your Children!

Children can be very good storytellers, like 9-year-old Navya here. This is also a wonderful opportunity to get your children to participate in a social cause. Do share your children’s video with us!

Participate Now!

This is a wonderful opportunity to help a child by doing something as joyful as reading. Many famous celebrities like Ajinkya Rahane, Sonakshi Sinha, Sunil Gavaskar have read for the cause. You can too!

How Are We Reaching Out To Children?

We reach out to students through our government partnerships, parent-teacher Pehlay Akshar WhatsApp groups, our YouTube channel and Facebook page.