The foundation has listed 30 tribal and rural villages of Sonahatu Block in Ranchi District for libraries and reading campaigns. The villages are: Pandadih, Sosodin, Bhakuwadih, Birgamdih, Sayatand, Karamtand, Jaroda, Dharudin, Serenghatu, Dulmi, Murutdih, Kashidih, Magandih, Garahdih, Baluwadih, Adramhatu, Tentla, Irku, Lowadih, Ediserang, Boto Sakda, Khatnga, Katagdag, Maheshpur, Nurunawadih, Nawadih, Bongaguru, Bandhdih, Telwadih, Badaiktand.
" Maati is a registered Trust in Jamshedpur. Maati aims to bring change in the villages through library. Library will help strengthen the relationship between the children, teacher and village community. The library will be the platform for many activities like: Open House Reading : Parents and teachers in the community will be invited. Competitions : Drawing, craft, essay writing and many other competitions will be conducted in the library. Scrap Book : Every library to compile a scrap book every year. Children will contribute by sending stories, poems and essays written by them.
Maati envisions to create strong linkages between the 4 " Es": Education, Employability, Employment and Entrepreneurship for the underprivileged section of the society. By doing so, it aims to create a society free from deprivation, exclusion and vulnerability. It also strives to protect and promote the ethnicity of rural and tribal India by documentation and disseminating the cultural nuances and richness of the tradition."
The donated books would help Maati in running 30 Libraries in the rural and tribal villages. The library would become the nodal for change. Empowering Women to become change agents in their Villages! A mobile library (Bag of books) will be given to every women volunteer who then takes it to her village and uses it to inspire children to read. The volunteers are also trained on important issues like hygiene and sanitation and they in turn train and educate their community members! A Powerful Model of Community Service! Empowering Women! Empowering Communities!