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.
Pratham Books is a nonprofit organisation that publishes books in multiple Indian languages to promote a love for reading among children. In the last decade, we have published 450+ original titles in 21 Indian languages, which total up to about 3000+ books. We are working towards putting 'a book in every child's hand' and eventually impacting 200 million children in India.
At Pratham Books, we believe that every child has the right to enjoy good books. And we believe they should have stories set in surroundings familiar to them and in a language close to their culture. Which is why, we are a brand of storybooks as Indian as the children who read them. We believe that to make books accessible to every child, the price points have to be affordable. As a nonprofit publisher, our dream is to see a country where every child wants to read, is able to read, and has something delightful to read. From publishing good quality and highly contextualized stories to be read and enjoyed by children, we consistently reach out to children through our various partner organizations. In the last year, we distributed over 14 million storybooks to our young readers with the help of various organizations across the country. Our aim is to publish joyful storybooks and enable access for every child in every part of the country.
The funds collected will go towards giving a library to each school where we will go and conduct outreach activities. This is done in order to create sustainable impact and for the children enjoy the joy of stories, reading and languages.