Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Setting Up Libraries in Rural Maharashtra

One of the best feeling we experience at Pratham Books is to see a kid enjoying a book. To see libraries getting built across the country. Partner organizations as well as individuals across the country put their faith into our books and share them with kids who have less or no access to books. Thinksharp Foundation is one such organization which has made our books available in several schools and centres across rural Maharashtra. During the launch of our crowdfunding platform, Donate-a-Book, Thinksharp Foundation started a campaign to raise funds for libraries and were able to crowdfund for 750 books. Thinksharp Foundation is back with a new campaign for the new year...
With new books we are going to start new libraries at four new StudyMall before new academic year starts. This will give access to read books to more than 1500 kids in 5 government run schools in 5 different villages of Maharashtra.
Santosh Phad shares pictures of how the books from the previous donation were used. Learn more about the work they do and #DonateABook today!

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Thinksharp Foundation is a non-for- profit organisation started in 2011. At Thinksharp Foundation, we believe that every child has a right for better education and that he/she should have opportunity to access what they deserve.

The Project StudyMall - Read, Learn, Play project provides better educational infrastructure in rural schools and villages (For example : Libraries, digital learning, educational games, workshops, etc).  

The project has benefited more than 4000 children in 12 different village through 12 StudyMalls.






Our kids are always happy and excited to read new story books, specially Pratham books because of content, font, pictures and creative titles. I remember one student from our Surngali village center shared what he read from a book “Char Undrinichi Gost” and that we should always listen to another person every time.

We successfully ran one campaign earlier and it was 100% funded  We are a very happy partner on this platform. Best part of this platform is
  • Transparency; many of donors want to donate books instead of giving money to NGO directly.
  • Easy to handle for donors as well as campaigners
  • End of the campaign you give chance to select books based on language/ titles
  • Donation alerts
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Help Thinksharp Foundation set up libraries in rural Maharashtra by making a small donation on Donate-a-Book

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