LeapForWord is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to the cause of enhancing English language skills of children from under-served communities.
Our aim is to address and resolve a chronic legacy problem that limits higher education & employment possibilities for millions of Indian kids studying in regional language schools – English Illiteracy.
We design simple English learning solutions for regional language ecosystems+ and deliver these solutions through local teachers by enabling them through training & certification and helping them start English classes in their respective communities.
The core of this solution is an in-house developed algorithm that can translate English into any Sanskrit originated language and vice versa. This algorithm which is under patent consideration is now being further developed into a product with a Bangalore based Technology company.
Our flagship program is called the “English Literacy Program”. This is a 5-level, 2 year program designed for kids from regional language schools to be delivered by their teachers. This program has moved beyond the Proof of Concept Stage and is ready to be scaled. Over the next 2 years, we will scale this program organically throughout Maharashtra. As part of this scale-up plan, we have chosen 6 districts in this year namely Dhule, Pune, Nandurbar, Nasik, Thane & Raigad.
LeapForWord’s solution is gaining fast prominence, we were invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for an introduction with The.Hon.President of India. We were one amongst the only 17 social innovators who were accorded this honour.
That our solution is best suited to solve the English Illiteracy Challenge in India, is also validated by the support offered by some of the best philanthropic organizations namely Ashoka, Central Square Foundation, EdelGive Foundation, Global Fund For Children & UnLtd India.