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Spark curiosity with a Library-in-a-Classroom Kit filled with STEM books!

  • March 17, 2020
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Applications are now open!
In an effort to encourage children to indulge their curiosity and explore the world around them, Pratham Books has been publishing STEM storybooks that explain concepts of science, math and technology with colourful illustrations, simple language, and engaging storylines. These storybooks aim to nudge readers into questioning, discovering and learning how things work – thereby helping to build a new generation of critical thinkers and innovators.

To support this effort, Pratham Books is giving away Library-in-a-Classroom (LIC) kits with STEM books. Each LIC kit comprises of 90 storybooks that explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects, for schools and nonprofits working with underserved children. If you are an organisation working with children, you can apply for a Library-in-a-Classroom kit today. You can also choose the books in any of these five languages: English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil 

What is an LIC kit?
The LIC kit is a wall-mounted modular library unit that can be put up in any classroom or library. The LIC kit with STEM books is a curated set of storybooks across all four levels of reading. It is designed to engage the child’s curiosity and aid the process of teaching STEM concepts in classrooms. 

If you wish to apply to receive an LIC kit, go through the application guidelines listed below and if you fulfill the criteria, do fill out the application form.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA* 

  1. The organisation should be a non-profit organisation registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 or Section 25 of Companies Act of 1956 or any other legal entity under regulations of government of India OR a government or low budget private school.
  2. The organisation should be working with children from low income communities.
  3. The organisation should have a functioning reading programme or an active library for children with fixed reading hours outside the curriculum. This reading programme must give children access and opportunities to read books which are not a part of the set curriculum and are read for the pleasure of reading.
  4. The organisation should be working with children from grades 3 to 8.  
  5. The reading programme that the organisation runs should impact at least 150-200 children of the community.
  6. Preference would be given to organisations who have never received a grant from Pratham Books before.

*Please note that eligibility does not guarantee being accepted. We further prioritise organisations on a need based criteria, such as demography, outreach, impact etc. 

Last date to apply: April 19, 2020

APPLYING FOR THE LIC:
Please click on this link to apply for a Library-in-a-Classroom kit.

Points to be noted

  • A duly filled form is imperative for us to consider your application, so please don’t miss any fields while filling in your application.
  • Only applications received via THIS Google form link will be considered. Applications sent via email or post will not be eligible.
  • Decision of Pratham Books will be final while selecting the final list of beneficiaries.
  • Pratham Books is not obliged to disclose the cause of acceptance or rejection of any application.

As the applications start pouring in, we promise to read and consider every application we receive. We are also looking for new partners in this journey, so organisations that applying for the first time to Pratham Books will get first preference.

Please write to us at bookgrants@prathambooks.org if you have any further questions or comments.

This grant has been supported by Cisco

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