We hope children will never know. Join us in a mission to help India's children read.
We are students of a small rural school in Bankura district of West Bengal. We cannot afford to buy books that will help us to read, think and express ourselves. We learn a lot from our teachers and our rural environment but we want to learn to put words to our feelings. Pratham books have designed books especially for rural children and those books will help us to talk about our lives and desires. Help us in our quest to learn, to speak, to write and to express ourselves.
We are a group of 450 students studying in 3 government primary schools in Old city, Hyderabad. We require books for our classroom library because we want to read interesting and captivating stories in our preferred language. Help us become readers for life and give us a better future.
Tribal children, hailing from Munda tribe, generally have less exposure to languages outside their mother tongue. This leads to low self-confidence, curbed aspirations and retraction into 'culture of silence'. Libraries proved to help them develop language skills, build imagination, and instill confidence to explore new worlds. CInI, through a collaborative approach - involving parents, teachers, students and community - successfully set up libraries in 300 schools. This initiative has spread across the Government schools in district of Khunti and demands are pouring in for more and more libraries in schools. Your funds would support in development of these bookish spaces!
'Reading can take you places you have never been before. - Dr. Seuss' Prajayatna is a development initiative working to improve the quality of education in public schools. The intent of the approach is to facilitate and support children's learning in a manner that they are able to apply what they learn in school to various real life situations. At a primary stage the approach focuses on 'learning how to learn' which in turn emphasizes building of abilities of children – like abilities to create, evaluate, recall, analyze, remember, understand and apply – to be adaptive learners throughout their lives.
Gurukulam is an open school to impart the 21st-century skills through experiential learning concepts to improve kids 360° learning skills in local communities.
Namaste. It is believed that Mahatma Gandhi considered books to be more important than diamonds because, diamonds shine from outside while a book makes a human shine from inside. And we also believe that if a society aims to create talented, compassionate and empathetic citizens it must devise a system that inclines children towards books and nature. Students must read about the biographies of great humans who walked on this earth and choose their role models. Our effort is to provide the best medium to our students that encourages them to dive into the ocean of imagination and knowledge.