For the sixth year in a row, we are partnering with the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival and Teamwork Arts to manage to outreach component of the festival. The JLF Outreach creates a new generation of lovers…lovers of literature.
Young children in school learn to interact with books in many ways. As they learn language, they also get their first taste of literature in their text books, library books and books that their friends are reading. What can be more exciting for them than to meet the authors and illustrators who create these wonderful magical things called books!
The JLF Outreach takes the excitement of the world’s finest literature festival right into their classrooms. Author interactions, readings, exciting discussions, and tips on writing…a truly rewarding experience for children and authors as they come face to face. This is one exchange of energy that can only have a positive outcome. The children leave the session with their head teeming with new ideas and their hearts full of the inexplicable joy of experiencing the magic of the word. The authors always come away charged with the energy that children carry- the energy of hope and finding a new generation of readers.
In its sixth year, the Outreach from January 16-25th, 2017 will be hosted in 100 schools in and around Jaipur in at least two languages.
Talks, readings, discussions, workshops, storytelling sessions for children as young as three to young adults in college will liven up the academic lives of more than 10,000 children.
Here are some pictures from this year’s sessions:
We will also have a Pratham Books stall at the main festival. So, do visit our stall and get copies of your favourite books.