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BookSmart+ is promoting reading to children amongst parents and caregivers in Delhi, India. It is a two year pilot in Delhi State in India that seeks to promote pre-literacy skills by encouraging parents to read to and with their young children (age 0-6) and by empowering them to do so by giving them access to a free digital library of high quality, locally relevant books and educational materials via their mobile phones.

Initially launched successfully in the Delhi region in India with Hindi kid's stories (like the popular Panchtantra books), the program is expanding to bring Arabic children’s books to 50,000 households across Jordan. In India, Worldreader Kids was distributed via networks of community-based partners committed to early childhood development and through a media campaigning. In the first year, it reached over 200,000 households in the Delhi NCR region.