Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2008
This description of Umesh Malhotra's work was prepared when Umesh Malhotra was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Umesh Malhotra’s vision is to inspire children to read more and improve their ability to absorb their education. His believes encouraging reading among, especially young children, will result in better learning throughout a child’s education. His approach is novel in crafting unique solutions for different socioeconomic classes to ensure that all children have the resources to become better and more engaged readers wherever they attend school. Umesh believes children want to read and to inspire them to read more, they must enjoy it.
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