Basis for all higher technical learning begins with proficiency in language/s. Children who read age appropriate fiction and nonfiction books acquire cognitive skills essential for technical learning and make substantial academic gains in literacy and numeracy.
The literacy “eco system” of most rural schools lack books, signs, posters, libraries, or reading camps that expose children to different genres of literature. In the absence of such an eco system, children lag 2-3 grade levels behind in reading and numeracy skills and make limited academic gains during their learning years. Our weeklong camps in rural schools expose children to literacy eco system. Our activities help children develop deep reading skills and introduce critical thinking skills.