‘Readers Adda’ hone learning and reading skills of children: Jyoti Dora
Ms. Jyoti Dora, the founder of Readers Adda, is a Certified Storyteller, Certified NLP Practitioner from NFNLP-USA, Certified Transformation Coach and has a degree in MHRD. Her experience ranges across corporate companies like Idea, PepsiCo, British Broadband and ABN AMRO BANK with diverse and enriched expertise in Customer Empathy and Delight, Sales and Marketing. She has also been an Educator of Language and Literature with Galaxy International School, a school with a globally acknowledged methodology of knowledge dissemination and the most innovative approach towards the holistic development of children.
Jyoti was amongst the select few Educators who chose to continually build and better this wonderful approach towards student enlightenment, and she researched amongst various other aspects on the perception about books in the young and impressionable minds of children. She also built up a methodology to enable a positive change of perception towards all types of books, academic as well as non-academic, amongst young minds!
Being a diligent professional, Jyoti realized that she needed to perfect her research findings. She enabled Charvi, her young daughter, 9, by the methodology of regularly reading out to her from a comprehensive, carefully chosen collection of books! Charvi transformed into an avid and voracious reader in no time! Jyoti had to constantly augment Charvi’s library at home, and soon enough, Charvi had read more than 1000 books.
This intervention ratified Jyoti’s research findings that Reading Habit had not only helped Charvi gain excellent language skills, but it also enabled her to develop superior communication skills and built up her confidence and improved her concentration and focus, thereby directly improving her academic grades! Another noteworthy development was that the Reading Habit minimized Charvi’s urge to be in front of the T.V or any other gadget! So much so that now Charvi is a World Record Holder for Being the Youngest to Read Maximum Number of Books.
In 2017, when they shifted to Surat, Jyoti decided to contribute to society by shaping young minds, by helping them get rid of the passive and time-wasting addiction to gadgets and enabling a positive habit of Reading, which shall enrich the children and impact their future in an irreversibly affirmative manner!
As people around started appreciating her daughter to the point of envy for being in the constant company of books, she saw the need in this segment and prepared a comprehensive Reading Program for children aged 4-14 years.
Having a 360° view, she believes in wholesome learning; hence her Reading Program includes Phonics, Word Meanings, Intonations, Grammar, Discussions and Perspective sharing. Reading not only heightens concentration, focus and creativity but also makes children more confident, empathetic, better Listeners, Readers, Orators as well as Writers. All of this just by altering the notion from Books = Studies = Effort = Avoidance To Books = Fun = Enrichment!
Centres of Readers Adda are conducive to learning with fun where kids love to come. Dependent kids are read to and also encouraged to read from a carefully selected set of books adapted to the kid’s aptitude!
Independent Readers are guided with the choice of books and are continually mentored to help them take the leap into forming an irreversible and GLORIOUS HABIT OF READING!
The lockdown period encouraged Jyoti to explore the online platform so that her students do not miss out on their daily dose of reading. This has now led to Readers Adda having students from Africa, Orissa, Bangalore, Delhi, Kutchh, Rajasthan and Gujarat.
She has also conducted several seminars, spreading awareness on the benefits of reading and has recently been awarded certification under the category of Inspiring Humans by the World Talent Organization – the USA for her noteworthy contribution. While parents and kids were confined to their homes and children being on gadgets more than ever, Jyoti started with the Doorstep library services across India to help adults as well as kids to spend their precious time more productively.
With her experience of more than 20 years in diverse fields, she is passionately looking forward to reaching out to children in every part of Surat and India to build more enriching programs under the umbrella of Readers Adda, thereby bringing about a change in society.
Her mission is to reach out to children and adults from every strata of society so that they can form the fantastic habit of Reading and become Leaders of Tomorrow!