A “Book” for Every Child in Her Language
In our conception a “book” is a reading experience that can travel in print and other audio-visual media.
We believe that the print medium, tho`ugh desirable, is severely limited in its ability to bring reading to the masses of children in India, spread across 640,000 villages, speaking 22 official languages and numerous dialects, and 75% living on less than $2 a day.
BookBox is a social enterprise that innovated the concept of “AniBooks” or animated books to support emergent literacy and language skills. We overcome the distribution challenges of print by piping reading to children on digital and electronic media.
Our mission is to produce animated stories that are powered by Same Language Subtitling (SLS) a scientifically tested and proven approach to help improve reading skills and language learning, ultimately promoting a love for reading.
Such subtitles could be used worldwide to increase literacy, and cost almost nothing. – New York Times