It isn't a big secret that we love the Akshara Foundation team. But we also love the important and meaningful work they do - like this idea of a classroom library.
It goes without saying that books are an integral part of developing a child’s reading, writing and communication skills. But not many kids have regular access to books.
Every school has a library. But how often can kids take books from there? Once, maybe twice a week? Is this enough for a child in rural India, who reading and writing skills are way below the required level?
No. In fact, the 2014 Aser Report says that ‘of all children enrolled in Std V, about half cannot read at Std II level’.
Which is why Akshara Foundation took the school library, and put it in every classroom – so that more kids have easy and unlimited access to books.