How Twitter Helped us Get Books to Kids in Kolkata
Some of you may remember the post we published a week ago about a bunch of kids in Kolkata who went around with a van full of books to reach kids who didn’t have access to books and even went on to teach the kids how to read.
Every Wednesday they drive their mobile library, aptly named ‘Boi Gari’, (Books Van), and distribute the books to children in the rural areas.
Gautam John (@gkjohn) sent out the following tweet….
“Anybody in Calcutta who can help @prathambooks get in touch with these kids please? http://is.gd/7louG“
And as promised, we will be sending a set of Bengali books to the kids today. These books can’t wait to find themselves travelling in this Boi Gari and reaching into the hands of eager readers.
A huge thank you to all the Tweeple (especially @ashwinsid and @iAmBivas) who helped us connect to these kids.
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