The WordsWorth Project is a social impact project based in New Delhi, India, working with children from low resource communities, aiming to inculcate a desire to read, and attempting to spread literacy through this endeavour. Our model involves collaborating with NGOs and community centres, and working out of their existing spaces.
We are a social impact project that works with children from low resource communities, aiming to inculcate a desire to read, and attempting to spread literacy through this endeavour. We have collaborated with several NGOs and community centres, and work out of their existing spaces. We do this by an organic, volunteer driven model.
We aspire to remove the inequities in the primary education space through a support intervention model, with a focus on language and comprehension.
The WordsWorth Project came out as a self designed project for the Young India Fellowship’s Experiential Learning Module as much as from our personal narratives. A combination of early childhood memories surrounded by books and reading, volunteering experiences and a belief that every child deserves equal opportunity was interwoven into our planning for the project. The idea that tackling language competency would result in the largest gains in learning outcomes forms the backbones of the project. This is because language is the medium through which all subjects are taught and any improvement in the former will spill over. With an understanding that our responsibility does not end there, we have volunteer intervention to help map individual child progress.
We currently operate out of 6 spaces, reaching out to 120 kids through 60 volunteers. Our volunteers are mainly college students who wish to take time out and teach.
What Does Having A Good Education Mean?
A good education provides children with tools to question and seek answers for themselves. This education also instils in the child a responsibility towards their own learning and that of others. It creates eternally curious children constantly discovering and rediscovering the magic in stories, words, numbers and everything around them.
“I joined The WordsWorth Project in its year of inception, and taking baby steps together, we found a family for ourselves. We learnt how patience, coupled with dedicated effort can help spread the joy of independent reading. The kids, the project and I grew together and outdid our initial blueprints.”