Wednesday, November 4, 2015

2 New Reading Corners and An Enriched Library in Haryana through Donate-a-Book!

SHIKSHA had set up a campaign to raise about 450 books in Hindi and English for the 1000+ children who are impacted through the education centers run by them in Gurgoan. The finished their campaign with a 100% of their funding target. The books have reached them and are devoured by the children! Thank You for making this happen!

Shiksha was established in 2002 by General OP Malhotra (Retd) to provide educational and vocational training opportunities for underprivileged children and youth. We operate three completely free Educational Centers for over 1,000 underprivileged children in Gurgaon, Haryana. We provide an enabling learning environment and offer scholarships to selected students to help them complete their education.

Plan for the books received:

With these books we have started two new reading corners at two of our educational centers using the library in a classroom kits. The kits were really useful! At our Educational Center in Mohyal Colony, Jharsa Village , and we have enhanced the existing library and reading room for students.

Arrival of Books:

The children were really pleased to see the books, and were in fact amazed to hear that individuals had donated to get these books into their hands! A student from Class III even asked if they would get more books once they finished reading all these. We told her yes, and she then very seriously sat down and began reading the first page book of the book in her hand. It was also great seeing children with weaker reading skills being helped by those that could read out loud with the Level 1 Pratham Books at our Chakkarpur Educational Center. 

Having access to these wonderful books is really going to make a difference for these children and we cannot thank our donors enough for making our campaign a success.

Experience on Donate-a-Book:

The donate-a-book campaign was very easy to run, it helped that you had an easy way to contribute online that also provided receipt etc. We must also commend the Pratham Books' social media team whose positive attitude and support made the difference in getting supporters for our campaign.

- Udai Malhotra from Team SHIKHSA

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