Where students help students practice reading and learn new languages.
Kindi is a mobile app that connects students who need extra reading support to a teacher-approved network of virtual reading volunteers. We are now accepting classrooms to join our growing pilot community. Request a demo and see for yourself how Kindi is redefining the connected learning experience.
Millions of young people around the world don't get to practice reading with others simply because they live in homes and communities where nobody speaks the language they need to learn. Often forced to practice on their own, these students miss out on the benefits of shared-reading experiences, a learning activity scientifically proven to help improve literacy, language acquisition, creative expression, and overall reader confidence.
Too many students still have no one to practice reading with at home.
This is how.
With Kindi, every student can now access the benefits of shared-reading experiences from the comfort of a mobile device.
Each student has a personalized user account where they can choose stories based on the reading level assigned by their teacher.
Qualified student volunteers receive a notification when a reading request is made.
After a quick ice breaker, the students are connected into their virtual reading session.
Together, students can read over audio, highlight words and create practice lists. All session data is recorded and accessible within teacher admin portals.
Students choose from teacher assigned content
Request a volunteer
Get connected
Start reading
It's just like reading next to someone, but over your phone.
Teachers maintain full control over which students have access to Kindi. All reading sessions are recorded and accessible by teachers for quality assurance purposes.
When your students join Kindi, they get the chance to read and share stories with other students from their local community and around the world, allowing for new perspectives and intercultural dialogue to take form.
Kindi works across all iOS and Android mobile / tablet devices. Any student with access to a phone can use the app.
Safe and secure learning environment
Kindi's key benefits and features:
Which words do your students struggle with the most? Who is ready to move up to the next reading level? Get real-time insights into the reading behaviors of your students at both the individual and classroom level.
Data and analytics
Improved learning outcomes
With regular access to Kindi, students get more time to practice reading with others outside of school, helping accelerate their reading and comprehension skills.
New perspectives
Kindi empowers students to learn and connect with the world like never before. Just ask our users.
If this isn't global learning, I don't know what global learning is.
I love reading on Kindi. It helps me feel much more confident in using English with my friends and in the classroom.
It's almost magical,
like unreal.
- Claire Conley, 8th grade English teacher at North Ridgeville Middle School (USA)

- 8th grade student volunteer from Ohio (USA)

- 7th grade student in Lebanon learning English as a second language.

Ready to get your classroom reading on Kindi?
Request a demo with a member of the Kindi team and get a first-hand experience of what we've built and what's coming next.
Designed with refugees, built for the world.
Kindi is a social enterprise committed to creating a world where every child, regardless of their location or financial means, always has someone to read and share a story with. Our journey started in Lebanon, a country where 100,000s of Syrian refugee students struggle in school because they do not know English, an unfamiliar language used widely in the Lebanese curriculum. With limited access to English speakers at home, we developed Kindi to provide students with on-demand access to virtual reading volunteers on a mobile app. We have a long road ahead, but are encouraged everyday by amazing people just like you, who consistently answer the call when a student is in need.
Kindi team: Leen Naffaa (left), Mike Clarke (Left/hat), Ahmad Ghizzawi (right), with first pilot students at the Malala refugee school in Lebanon.

How can Kindi benefit my students?
Kindi offers students an easy way to access additional reading practice outside of school, while also enabling students with in-demand language skills to help others as a virtual reading volunteer.
Can I control who my students read with?
Yes. Teachers create student learner and volunteer accounts. When students make a reading request, only volunteers in the teacher-created volunteer network will be notified.
How much does it cost to do a Kindi pilot?
It is free to start a pilot. We are, however, selective about the pilot partners we choose to work with.
As a teacher, can I listen to the sessions?
Yes, all reading sessions are recorded and accessible for quality assurance purposes.
What kind of reading data does Kindi provide?
During every session, we track and record every word a student mispronounces. This data is made available to both the student and their teacher.
I'm outside the US, can my class still use Kindi?
Yes, of course! We have active pilots running in Lebanon and the Netherlands.
For any other questions please send us an email at: team@kindi.io
What languages can students practice reading on Kindi?
Currently, students can use Kindi Connect to practice reading English stories. We plan on adding more languages in the coming future.
I think Kindi is awesome. Just saying.
We think you are awesome too! Now, request a demo and lets change the world together!