Spreading the Joy of Reading Across Telangana
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Know more about us
Who we are
Established in 2015, Joy of Reading (JoR) is a registered non-profit trust dedicated to enhancing literacy and fostering a love for reading among children and youth. Our multifaceted approach includes supplying books to supplement existing libraries and assisting in the creation of new ones in schools. We also prioritise the professional development of educators and librarians, offering training on library management, best practices, and methods to systematically instil reading habits in children. Furthermore, our online JoR Channel features Interactive Read Aloud stories, and when feasible, we organise special JoR Hours at schools with the assistance of dedicated volunteers.
Our work and its impact
At Joy of Reading, we tailor our contributions to the specific needs of government schools. By supplying books that cater to the unique demographics of each school, we ensure that every child has access to literature that resonates with them. Our process involves sorting, levelling, and labelling books to provide a diverse range of reading levels. Beyond just providing books, we share our expertise on library setup, maintenance, and management. We also train librarians on their pivotal roles and effective methods to foster reading among children. Additionally, we offer insights on conducting children's reading level assessments, advise on executing a structured library hour, guide English teachers on utilising the library as a teaching resource, and provide strategies to support struggling readers. Through these efforts, we empower government school teachers to manage libraries efficiently, cultivate reading habits in children, and assist those who face reading challenges.
Joy of Reading's achievements to date:
- -Books distributed: Over 33,000
- -Beneficiary institutions: 150+ schools and libraries
- -Online outreach to schools: 220
- -Partner institutions: 25+
- -Teachers trained: 1,250+
- -Online channel subscribers: 1,840
How we will utilise these books
This campaign will help procure joyful storybooks from Pratham Books with colourful illustrations and stories in Telugu & English. The books will be allocated to 5 schools, either from the Telangana State Welfare Board or Zilla Parishad schools. We prioritise schools committed to conducting library hours and designating a teacher, possibly the class teacher, to oversee the library. The Telangana State Welfare Residential Educational Institutions (TSWREIS) have libraries and librarians in their schools. With over 400 such schools in the state undergoing our training, we are confident the books will be well-utilised. To date, we've supplied books to 35 TSWREIS schools.
|Mayuresh and Shilpa||₹1,000|
|₹5,000||November 10, 2023|
|₹1,000||November 06, 2023|