In 2004, Hippocampus started to work with children from underprivileged backgrounds and set up the Hippocampus Reading Foundation. Hippocampus developed the “GROW BY” Reading program in 2007 and today this program is available in the 4 Indian Languages of Kannada, Tamil, Urdu and Hindi and also in English.
In 2010, Room to Read, an international organization working in libraries across 10 countries adopted this program as a standard. In 2011, the Government of Karnataka worked with us to set up libraries in 45,000 primary schools in the state.
Hippocampus in partnership with the Goethe Institut – Max Mueller Bhavan started a program to energise libraries in private schools. Some of the schools that use our programs include Pearsons schools and Inventure academy in Bangalore.