Help Annamika, a TFI fellow gift the joy of reading to her little astronauts for Christmas

by Annamika- Fellow at Teach for India

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Who we are

My name is Annamika and I teach 44 curious little astronauts in an under-resourced government school in Kurla, Mumbai. With the festive season of Christmas right around the corner, I wanted to give them one of the most precious gifts - a love for reading. That can only be gifted through access to storybooks that hone their reading and comprehension skills. To that end, I’m crowdfunding children’s storybooks for our 4th-grade classroom’s library!


Our work and its impact

Teach For India is an organisation that believes in solving the education equity crisis through education and leadership. We have a holistic vision for our students - integrating academic achievement with values and mindsets, exposure and access. As I have been teaching this class for the past year and a half, I have seen the grit and resilience my children have shown despite the challenges thrown at them. Most of them come from low-income marginalised communities, and the pandemic widened the learning gap. This pushed me to give them as many learning opportunities and access to resources as I can - be it through multi-sensory teaching methods, sports and now reading material as well.


How we will utilise these books

Since my students are at different reading levels, we will need a lot of support and access to resources to get them to the level required for their grade. This is the aim of building this library. With the support of Pratham Books, we want to build a library in a classroom. Pratham Books’ storybooks are categorised according to reading levels, ranging from Emergent to Fluent. This means every child will get to discover the joy of reading, regardless of their current reading level. The physical proximity to printed books will help encourage students to read and develop their English skills and open doors to new worlds filled with curiosity and wonder.

So help them get started on their journey to explore the world by gifting them the joy of reading this joyous season.



Supporters

Name Donate Amount Date
Anonymous 1,000 December 12, 2022
T J 1,000 December 12, 2022
Manoj Kuriakose 1,000 December 12, 2022
Anonymous 500 December 12, 2022
Anonymous 250 December 12, 2022
Paul Mathew 1,000 December 12, 2022
Anonymous 200 December 12, 2022
Anonymous 500 December 12, 2022
Anonymous 50 December 12, 2022
Anonymous 1,000 December 12, 2022
Name Donate Amount Date
Jenson Dinesh 1,000 December 12, 2022
T J 1,000 December 12, 2022
Manoj Kuriakose 1,000 December 12, 2022
Roy Jose 500 December 12, 2022
Rutvik Chhibber 250 December 12, 2022
Paul Mathew 1,000 December 12, 2022
sasha frank 200 December 12, 2022
Cibel M 500 December 12, 2022
Annamika Sunil 50 December 12, 2022
Natasha Desouza 1,000 December 12, 2022