1 day. 1 book. 100 story telling sessions – Working towards a reading India.
This ‘International Literacy Day’ (8th September, 2012 ) lets take a step towards a reading India. Pratham Books, a not-for-profit children’s book publisher aims to conduct 100 storytelling sessions
on a single day throughout the country.
The idea behind the campaign
The idea is to encourage children to fall in love with reading. This initiative is part of the Pratham Books’ Champions program where we encourage our community of volunteers to conduct reading sessions. These sessions are conducted free of cost and mostly with children from under-served communities.
The quality of these sessions have been outstanding and early this year we even conducted 50
This has encouraged us to dream of 100 storytelling sessions across the country [at least one in each state].
We hope that these storytelling sessions will also brings to light the issues of joyful reading, access and multilingual publishing.
The book chosen for this campaign is one of newest titles – “Susheela’s Kolams”. It is a wonderful book about a little girl who loves kolams and dreams big!
While we will definitely conduct sessions in 5 languages, we will try and increase the number of
languages. [Pratham Books publishes in 11 languages so we will aim for that!]
How can we do this?
With your help! Please write to us to learn how you can participate in this event. Mail us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org. You have to conduct the storytelling session on 8th September, 2012.