StoryWeaver is an open source digital platform from Pratham Books on which stories can be read, downloaded, translated, versioned or printed. All the content on StoryWeaver is available under Creative Commons licenses to encourage collaboration and reuse.
Pratham Books’ StoryWeaver was reviewed and once again recognised by the Digital Public Goods Alliance. The goal of the DPGA and its DPG Registry is to promote digital public goods in order to create a more equitable world. Being recognized as a DPG increases the visibility, support for, and prominence of open projects that have the potential to tackle global challenges. To become a digital public good, all projects are required to meet the DPG Standard to ensure that projects truly encapsulate open source principles.
StoryWeaver seeks to provide children with the very step in their reading journey - storybooks. Our approach to creating book security is three-pronged: creating storybooks, enabling open access to these books and providing free resources to encourage the use of these books to help children read.
“For us, being recognized as a digital public good - defined as open source software, open standards and open content that adhere to privacy and other applicable laws and best practices, do no harm, and help attain the SDGs - validates the work we have done to achieve our mission of ‘a book in every child’s hand’ through the power of collaboration, technology and open licensing.”
- Purvi Shah, Senior Director, Storyweaver
The Digital Public Goods Alliance is a multi-stakeholder initiative endorsed by the United Nations Secretary-General, working to accelerate the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals in low- and middle-income countries by facilitating the discovery, development, use of, and investment in digital public goods.