Children's Day falls in November, making it one of our most favourite months in the year (yes, we say that often about many months :)) But this Children's Day is REALLY special. It will mark the completion of the Donate-a-thon we started with the launch of Donate-a-Book, our crowdfunding platform for children's books. The Donate-a-thon was an ambitious idea, to send out 50,000 books to India's children is less than 5 months through a platform which we were just launching. We ventured into a new territory with nothing but faith, immense faith in our community who, we were sure will open their hearts to 'Help India's Children Read'.
So here we are, less than 15 days away from the closing of the Donate-a-thon and still a distance away from our target of 50k books. We have decided to place our faith on you again, our dear community, to ensure the Donate-a-thon ends with 50 thousand books and lakhs of smiles :)
15 days + 16,000 books = Donate-a-thon complete :)
Here is the weekly round up of campaigns for you:
A PhD student passionate about setting up a library in his village's Government school needs 737 more books. Extend your support here.
IT Nature Trust is seeking 800 books with a focus on setting up more libraries in the village communities of Sikkim, Uttarakhand, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal.
JVMESK Society is a NGO started by a group of young working professionals who are working towards the empowerment of Zilla Parishad Schools in the tiny town of Parbhani, in Maharashtra. Help them raise 675 books.
Akshara Jyothi Trust wants to set up a library in each classroom in its rural public school. Support them here.
असतो मा सद्गमय । तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय । मृत्योर्मा अमृतं गमय is what guides Narendra, a TFI fellow from Delhi hoping to build a library in his school.
A SBI Youth For India Fellow working on education in a rural part of Odisha is raising funds to create a library for about 220 students from grades 1-8 studying in a Government school in Koinpur-Odisha. Help her build it.
Support Sarthak Foundation's campaign 'Meri Kitaab' to help them gift each child a storybook which can be theirs to read and keep.
In a low income government school at Avalahalli on the outskirts of Bangalore, 150 children from grade 1st to 7th have only 15 books to read. Help change this.
Samaritan Help Mission runs two schools providing low cost English medium education to the children of Tikiapara, Howrah and is raising funds to improve their library.They need only 124 more books to reach their book target.
Saamarth is an effort to enable young students of government and municipal schools in villages and towns to develop skills at par with what their more privileged counterparts in private schools and are looking to raise 1000 books to set up libraries.
You also have more reasons to donate this festive season!
This Diwali, you can help light up a life AND make Diwali sweeter for your loved ones. Between 23rd October to 8th November, donate books worth Rs.2500/- or more on Pratham Books' Donate-a-Book platform and you will get a gift set of our latest titles for your loved ones.
As you help light up bookshelves in library corners across India, the little tots around you get a special Diwali gift : a pack of Pratham Books' latest titles- a Diwali gift from you!
Fire the imagination in young minds. Donate books to children across the country and a Diwali gift pack for yourself and the children around you. Gift, read-aloud, story tell - all new stories for Pratham Books.
Double the joy of giving and 'Help India's Children Read'.