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Democratizing The Joy of Reading – Akshara Foundation and Pratham Books

Education | Jan 1, 2016

This presentation is an overview of Akshara’s operations with a particular focus on the library program and the linkage between the Akshara’s library program and the work Pratham Books does.

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