About the founder
My name is Mohita, and I am the founder of Livelyhive. I was born and raised in India and lived in the country until middle school. Subsequently I moved with family to Australia for high school and University, and I am now settled in the United States with my husband and two children. I could speak Tamil and Hindi when I was a child and can still communicate in both languages, although I never learned how to read Tamil script. The idea for a language-learning app was born when I wanted my two young boys to learn their native language. There were not enough digital resources available to them in a format that was age appropriate and user-friendly. I also wanted them to learn to communicate using colloquial words which they recognized, before exposing them to the script. This was not easy, because the majority of available resources focused on learning to read the script first and speaking more formally. As the mother of a 5-yr old with speech delays, it was also very important to me to tailor this app for children with such special needs to aid their communication. I am proud to have designed this simple and fun app as a tool to make learning a language seem easy for kids, all over the world!