It’s been eight months since the Covid-19 pandemic caused schools across India and the world to shut down indefinitely. Children of all ages have been at home for most of this year, and many are missing out on critical foundational learning milestones like reading. With the digital divide widening the gap in access to education during the pandemic, the power of storybooks to foster reading as a habit and to spark imagination and creativity in young children has never been stronger.
This Children’s Day, we’re joining hands with trusted partners to spread the joy of reading far and wide, to children who need it the most. Reading is such an essential first step in the learning journey of any child, and access to storybooks in many languages can open up a world of infinite possibilities.
At Pratham Books, we’ve spent the last 16 years creating exciting, engaging storybooks for children in many Indian languages, and enabling access to these books all across the length and breadth of India. Along the way, we came to realise that there are thousands of people who would love to help children read, but don’t know how to do so. This led to us to create Donate-a-Book, a unique crowdfunding platform dedicated to bringing delightful storybooks in many languages to children who need them. Donate-a-Book strives to bridge the gap between those who want to help children read and those who need books for children.
Together, we can build a Reading India by making storybooks accessible to thousands of children.
This is your chance to make a difference in the lives of children whose lives have been irrevocably changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All you need to do is pick from any of the fantastic partners running crowdfunding campaigns on Donate-a-Book, and make a contribution!
Our sole aim is to see more Indian children read, and that is why every rupee contributed on Donate-a-Book goes towards ensuring that the storybooks reach the children. Through Donate-a-Book, we connect those who need children’s books across India, with those who can help get these books to them.
Go to www.donateabook.org.in to make your contribution today, or check out our featured campaigns: