Initiative Name: KathaKhazana
Organization: Katha, India (NGO)
App Link: http://bit.ly/2CfCtY9
KathaKhazana is a mobile-based reading application by Katha, available entirely in Hindi, which uses the power of immersive storytelling as a tool to make reading fun and interactive. Catering to children between the age bracket of 4-12 years, the application teaches six stories in form of digital books, animated videos and interactive games.KathaKhazana works with volunteers who work with under-served communities to enable digital learning by mentoring and helping children to read. These stories are set in the Indian context and revolve around concepts of gender equality,inclusivity and diversity.The application was launched in July 2018 and is being deployed in three waves, focusing on the NCR region, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. It focuses on collaborations with partners such as PVR, CRY, TFI; and translation of books into 21 Indian languages.