Millions of visually impaired children, in India and across the world, do not have access to stories, poems, children’s literature, and content.
A low-cost and simple to use mp3 player can hold a library full of audio content for children. The players can act as a mobile library of content and open a world of digital audio content of stories, books, poems, literature, and knowledge for children. Every week children can download their favorite stories and audio content to their device from our curated audio repository.
After a successful pilot with 20 children in a school for the visually impaired in Pune, we are now ready to take the project to phase 2 with 100 children in Pune and Bangalore.
- Create an open source library of audio content for visually impaired children
- Provide mp3 players to as many visually impaired children as possible so they have access to this open source library of content
- Bring digital literacy to visually impaired children as they use the mp3 players to browse, select, and download audio content from the open source library to their devices
- Provide source of income to visually impaired youth volunteers who will manage and administer this project
We are raising funds?
We are raising funds to procure mp3 players and administer the project to a target group of 100 visually impaired boys and girls in Pune and Bangalore in phase 2 of the project. If the project is successful, we will take the project to over 1000 children across India.
|Number of students to be covered||100|
|Cost of mp3 players with 8 GB memory ( INR 800/unit)||INR 1,00,000|
|Administrative expenses for 6 months||INR 15,000|
|Other costs and overheads||INR 5000|
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About The Kahani Project
The Kahani Project has been creating an open source library of audio content since 2013. The library can be accessed here – www.thekahaniproject.org. The library now has over 600 stories in 10 different languages. New stories are getting added almost everyday. The stories in the library have been heard/downloaded over 1 lac times by thousands of children across the world.