I am planning to make a library which will be operated by my school kids. From record keeping to subscribing books to reading, everything will be done by kids. The kids in my school come from a lower income community. They are very enthusiastic to learn new things but because of limited exposure to books and reading, somewhere I think they have been refrained from the potential and achievement which they can attain.
I am working as a fellow with Teach For India Ahmedabad. With a vision to provide excellent education to all children we teach in underprivileged schools across 7 cities in country. I teach in one such schools in Ahmedabad. I teach 87 6th graders , each having high hopes and vision to be life long learner. Keeping this in mind I thought of creating a classroom library with books from Indian context and puzzles.
Being a teacher of 6th grader,87 kids from a lower income community,where many of my kids are 1st generation learners whose both parents struggle to make their ends meet, I want to apprise them on their strengths, empower them and give them the wings to dream and fly, thus helping their family and themselves live a better life.
The fund will be utilized for collecting different genre books for children led library project where each child during library period will subscribe to 1 book every month thus increasing their literature skills, reading skills,comprehension skills, thus giving an exposure and knowledge in a broad area.