14th February is celebrated as a day of love across the world. But we are celebrating a different kind of love at Pratham Books(more on that in a bit). One initiative that has also emerged on this day is the International Book Giving Day. What better way to celebrate the love of books than by giving/sharing/donating a book?
Since 2012, we have been participating in the International Book Giving Day festivities in whatever way we can. In the first year, we asked organizations to submit the bookish needs they had and shared it with the community so that they could get in touch with them directly. The second year saw us approaching the day in a more structured manner where we chose 4 worthy organizations and fundraised on behalf of them. Our lovely supporters responded to the call for action and we were able to send about 1500 books to these organizations.
|A 'Library-in-a-classroom' kit being used by Mitra Foundation|
This year has been an extremely busy year with us with lots of exciting plans brewing. And while we were busy with different projects, the day almost swooshed by us. But, hey... one's got to celebrate the love of books. To do exactly that, we have decided to gift 'Library-in-a-classroom' kits to 45 Zilla Parishad schools in Andhra Pradesh. 5000+ books are going to be sent to kids in this lovely bookish month and we will share all that we hear from them over the year. This donation was made possible by a grant from Pani Foundation.
|Kids at ZPHS Battuguda spending their time with books|
If you want to make a donation to an organization, please mail us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org and we can help find an organization you can donate to. Lets make kids fall in love with books!
Click here to learn more about International Book Giving Day and how you can celebrate it.