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For the 7th year in a row, Pratham Books has teamed up with Jaipur Literature Festival (now, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival) to spread the joy of reading. Pratham Books will be conducting 125 reading sessions across Jaipur and Delhi, and we hope to create a sustainable impact beyond the reading sessions by gifting a library to at least 40 of these schools with your help.
We are class of 75 eleven year old studying in Chennai Higher Secondary School, Velachery, Chennai. We require books for our classroom library for we wish to read more books in English and at our reading level. It will help us to be better at both academics and extra-curricular activities.
PAHAL is working on education of children through setting up of special classes in urban slums of Indore and tribal villages of Barwani and also planning to open 50 new centres for girl’s education with “IMPACT” in tribal villages of Khargone district. The collected books will be utilized to set up a library in these 60 educational centres for children. From these centres, at least 1000 children will be benefited directly and indirectly.
Do you agree that less exposure of children to English literature prevents them from becoming readers in English language? Children coming to government schools are mostly from economically most backward families. They don’t have access to adequate quantity of books and right amount and quality of coaching. This prevents them from becoming readers. Only 24.5% of children in Grade V can read an English text of Grade II in India. This is an alarming figure. Library for All enhance the English language competencies among children in govt. schools.
We seeking books for a special school that we run for child workers at Barwani district. At present we are running 5 special school in the rural area of Barwani covering 250 students in the classes. In addition to these schools Pahal is also running "Life Skills Education" program for the adolescents of urban slums in Indore. We need books for child workers and adolscents of urban slums for reading and gain knowledge from it.