Children’s Day falls in November, making it one of our most favourite months in the year (yes, we say that often about many months :)) But this Children’s Day is REALLY special. It will mark the completion of the Donate-a-thon
we started with the launch of Donate-a-Book
, our crowdfunding platform for children’s books. The Donate-a-thon was an ambitious idea, to send out 50,000 books to India’s children is less than 5 months through a platform which we were just launching. We ventured into a new territory with nothing but faith, immense faith in our community who, we were sure will open their hearts to ‘Help India’s Children Read’.
So here we are, less than 15 days away from the closing of the Donate-a-thon and still a distance away from our target of 50k books. We have decided to place our faith on you again, our dear community, to ensure the Donate-a-thon ends with 50 thousand books and lakhs of smiles 🙂
Here is the weekly round up of campaigns for you:
A PhD student passionate about setting up a library in his village’s Government school needs 737 more books. Extend your support here.
JVMESK Society is a NGO started by a group of young working professionals who are working towards the empowerment of Zilla Parishad Schools in the tiny town of Parbhani, in Maharashtra. Help them raise 675 books.
Akshara Jyothi Trust wants to set up a library in each classroom in its rural public school. Support them here.
A SBI Youth For India Fellow working on education in a rural part of Odisha is raising funds to create a library for about 220 students from grades 1-8 studying in a Government school in Koinpur-Odisha. Help her build it.
In a low income government school at Avalahalli on the outskirts of Bangalore, 150 children from grade 1st to 7th have only 15 books to read. Help change this.
Saamarth is an effort to enable young students of government and municipal schools in villages and towns to develop skills at par with what their more privileged counterparts in private schools and are looking to raise 1000 books to set up libraries.
You also have more reasons to donate this festive season!
This Diwali, you can help light up a life AND make Diwali sweeter for your loved ones. Between 23rd October to ?8th? November, donate books worth Rs.2500/- or more on Pratham Books’ Donate-a-Book platform and you will get a gift set of our latest titles for your loved ones.
As you help light up bookshelves in library corners across India, the little tots around you get a special Diwali gift : a pack of Pratham Books’ latest titles- a Diwali gift from you!
Fire the imagination in young minds. Donate books to children across the country and a Diwali gift pack for yourself and the children around you. Gift, read-aloud, story tell – all new stories for Pratham Books.