READ India would like to thank all partners for joining us in inspiring rural prosperity. Leading Corporations, Foundations, International NGOs, and Government have partnered with us to further our mission through monetary contributions, program partnerships, in-kind support, and employee engagement. These partnerships have enabled us to provide more than 3 lakh people with access to vital resources and life changing programs in India.
READ India has partnered with Amazon to work on development in the area of Education, Livelihood Skills, Health Awareness, Youth Employability Skills, Farming Techniques and over all community Development by set up Community Library and Resource Centers in Taoru, Mewat, Haryana.
“Accenture has provided funding through its Skills to Succeed program to support skills development for 1000 women in READ communities in rural India. The program develops women’s entrepreneurial skills and facilitates local market connections.“
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation continues to be an integral partner for READ, providing capacity-building funding to help strengthen our program design, ICT offerings, monitoring and evaluation processes, and fund raising capacity.
Caterpillar Foundation is partnering with READ to continue our expansion in India to the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra. Through this four- year, $500,000 partnership, we will establish 3-5 READ Centers and provide communities with educational programs that will benefit an estimated 25,000 people.
Perkins India Pvt. Ltd.
READ India and Perkins India Pvt. Ltd. have partnered to provide a platform for learning to segments of a community, using specific training courses and services. With the support of Perkins, READ India established two Community Library and Resource Centers at Karmad and Bhambarda, in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. This includes creating a center for learning, as a hub for socio–economic development activities in the community, along with a sustaining enterprise linked to the Center for long term self- sustainability of the Center.
Taylor & Francis Group
READ India approached Taylor and Francis to adopt the Library and Digital Learning programme at the Shahbad Mohammadupur READ India Model Center. The T&F Group offered ready support and a grant to upgrade the library with new and improved books and user-friendly furniture. Additionally, they assisted in creating a beautiful Digital Section with computers, tabs and kindles, and improved the children’s section in the Center’s Pre-School.
Walmart India partnered with READ India in rural Rajasthan on a women’s empowerment initiative to provide education, leadership development and livelihood training to women. The two-year project reached to more than 3000 women in the underprivileged community of Geejgarh, enabling them to read and write, take the lead in various village forums, and increase their livelihoods by stitching dresses and cloth shopping bags. The Project was concluded in 2015.
HPE – NASSCOM Foundation
READ India Partnered with NASSCOM Foundation to implement National Digital Literacy Mission of training communities on digital literacy. The project was sponsored by HPE, HP life programme was combined with NDLM course to give dual learnings to the end beneficiary. The project was executed at one of the READ Centers in village Devli, Bharatpur District, Rajasthan.
International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF)
International Flavors & Fragrances is having its Corporate Social Responsibility at two locations with READ India – Gosainganj, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh and Chennai, Tamil Nadu. READ India has set up Community Library and Resource Centers at both these locations. The programmes focus on improving reading and writing skills among children and youth development and health awareness.
Oracle is supporting programme on “Enhancing Early Learning and Literacy Interventions for Girls and their Mothers” focusing on strengthening education levels in selected villages in Haryana and Rajasthan reaching out to 300 direct beneficiaries in one year.
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS)
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is supporting Women Adult Literacy Programmes that is being implemented across 10 states in India. The literacy programme is designed in vernacular language that teaches basic reading and writing skills and basic mathematics. It leverages technology as a tool for to impart this programme.
Callisons, USA is supporting READ to work with mint growing communities in Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh. We have set up a Community Library and Resource Center in Village Badagaon, the key programmes focus on improving education, skill development, youth development, women empowerment and health awareness among the selected communities.
Adobe Foundation supported to train 100 youth in Palwal, Haryana on basic and advance
Featured Implementation / Knowledge Partners
Practical Action and READ India are together implementing the program to solicit and respond to thousands of questions from rural villagers on farming related problems and knowledge on modern farming techniques and livestock management.
READ India has been validated by CAF India as a reputed NGO in India. CAF India help READ to identify projects, network with corporations work- ing the field of education, livelihood and women’s empowerment.
Technology for the people is implementation partner for READ in Karnataka, it also provides technical support to develop innovative programmes using technology.
READ India is proud of having Bharti Retail for providing livelihood opportunity to rural women at READ Centers by getting cloth shopping bags stitched by the women for use in their stores.
Socio Demographic society
Socio Demographic society (SDS) had partnered with READ to establish a Center in Bharatpur district, Rajasthan. READ and SDS are working with women, children and youth in the community on education, livelihood and empowerment programmes.
Featured In-Kind Partners
Amazon.in has partnered with READ India on Gift a Smile online in kind donation programme. Gifts donated by Amazon customers are being used as an incentive for children to perform better in their education.
Adobe and America India Foundation
America India Foundation and Adobe youth voice donated ICT equipment’s for multimedia section in READ India Model Center along with running the training programme to train youth on effective use of Multimedia tools for development.