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Storytelling competition

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      Prajaahita Foundation's Ever-read-day reading initiative has launched  a storytelling  competition for children with disabilities between the age group 8- 17 ( Age limit for people with intellectual disability is
21 years) to commemorate National Reading Day (19 June 2021).   

The competition is to identify the comprehension/storytelling skills in children with disability,  acknowledge their curiosity to share knowledge and motivate others into the world of books

   Children can always be in immense love with stories and books. Reading stories and treading through the characters and plots leads them to the world of imagination. If your child is in fond of reading, Prajaahita Foundation is here with a story telling competition for your little one. Do enroll and be an inspiration for others.


Who can apply

Children with disabilities according to their age group can apply in the following category :

1. Intellectual disability

 a) Category 1 (age 8 to 13)

 b) Category 2 (Age 14 to 21)

2. Locomotive disability

  a) Category-1(Age 8 to 10)

  b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13)

  c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)


3. Hearing Impairment

  a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10)

  b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13)

  c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)


4. Visual impairment

  a) Category-1 (Age 8 to 10)

  b) Category -2 (Age 11 to 13)

  c) Category-3 (Age 14-17)

How to apply

Children are free to read any fictional books belonging to any language but they should make sure that the video summary is either Malayalam or English or Indian Sign Language. Contestant have to shoot a 7-10 minute video summary of the book they have read and share that to us. Children can directly fill the form given on Prajaahita's website or Whatsapp the videos to 9539320745.

***For evaluation purposes, we will be uploading the participation videos to our social media.


Children, their parents and relatives, schools, and organizations will get a chance to nominate the children they know. This program helps the children to prepare for effective summarization and video making will enable them to upgrade their  technological skills. There are eleven categories based on the age and disabilities.


There will be two winners from each category. The schools with highest number of contestants will get special mention.

The last date for submission of review videos is on 10th July 2021(Saturday) and the announcement of results will be on 15th of July 2021(Thrusday).

  • What is minimum age to volunteer?
    We prefer people who are 20 years old.
  • Will my schedules be flexible? / How many sessions would I have to take per week and what is the duration of one session ?
    Yes. Arrangement of schedule is done by your program coordinators. They will help you to plan the sessions. We are happy to make the sessions flexible according your informing to us beforehand. You can communicate with the program coordinators and let them know your time and content. We are planning 5 classes in one week for 21 days. Duration of each session will be 45 minutes.
  • Will this commitment affect my work-life balance?
    No. It won’t affect your work-life balance. The proper preference and selection of time and content will help you as well as the children. You can inform the program coordinators during emergencies and they will help you to compensate what children miss on that day.
  • Will I be given training before the beginning of the program?
    Yes , the volunteers will be given adequate training on reading skills, classroom management skills, class room etiquettes and code of conduct.
  • How many sessions make one cycle?
    21 sessions make one cycle. We are planning five sessions in one week for month. Duration of each session will be 45 minutes
  • How many students do I have to help during the completion of one cycle?
    We try to keep the student-mentor ratio to 2:1 as it would help us give individual care and attention to every child attending our program. Each volunteer can choose a maximum of 2 kids per cycle , if a volunteer has availability at more time slots he can apply for more , if a volunteer wants to help more than two students , he would have to go approach the Everreaday team before giving out extra time slots.
  • Can I volunteer if I am not from Kerala/Outside Kerala?
    You can. We will identify children who are good at the language you can accommodate. However, english is a must. Being proficient at more than 2 languages can be a brownie point.
  • What education qualifications should I have to become a volunteer?
    Minimum education qualification to apply for the volunteer program is graduation. More than your educational qualification, we would love to see the enthusiasm and passion to get involved in helping the kids and having a fun time with them.
  • How is the selection process/criteria for the volunteer program?
    The volunteers can apply through the Everreadday page on our official website or contact us at 9539320475.
  • What will be my commitments after becoming a volunteer?
    More than seeing the program as a commitment, we urge you to see this as a fun activity for both volunteer and the kids where they both get to interact, engage and do activities on reading and learning together, helping in the constant of the child.
  • What are the benefits of being a Everreadday volunteer?
    Helping the young generation by supporting children, their parents and the teachers. Reducing the unwanted stress of children, providing judgement-free training, orientations to identify and reshape your own skills. Ultimately you will be able to manage a portfolio. You can manage your speaking and analytical skills as well.
  • How many hours should I conduct the classes? Can I go for short sessions in a day?
    Each session would be 45 minutes. You can first understand the capacity of the child you are interacting with, according to the speed of comprehension and reading you can also split the sessions into two 20 minute sessions. If you guys need more help, Prajaahita team is always here to help.
  • I don't read a lot but my language is good. Can I apply for the program?
    Yes you can. As long as you are confident that you can help the child to improve his reading ability and comprehending skills, you can apply for the program. The selection of the volunteers will be done only after an interview.
  • How am I doing the reporting and documentation of details?
    Documentation and reporting procedures will be hassle free and volunteers can count on us to help them along the way so that they can put their complete effort to make the sessions fun and interactive.
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