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
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 below. She 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!
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!