Welcome the joy of reading to your classroom with these free STEM Library Kits!
Pratham Books is inviting applications for the STEM library grant!
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 build a new generation of critical thinkers and innovators.
To support this effort, Pratham Books is giving away 100 STEM Library-in-a-Classroom kits – each comprising of 100 storybooks that explore STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) subjects – to schools and nonprofits working with underserved children.
What is a STEM library kit?
The kit is a wall-mounted modular library unit that can be put up in any classroom or library. The STEM library kit is a curated set of STEM storybooks across all four levels of reading. In the course of this grant, these kits are available in English and Hindi – which will be assigned to your application based on the language-of-instruction in the classroom/learning center. Access to these will not only engage the child’s curiosities but also aid the process of teaching STEM concepts in classrooms.
If you wish to apply for this grant, kindly go through the application guidelines listed below and if you fulfill the criteria, do fill out the application form.
Guidelines to apply for a STEM library kit:
- 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.
- The organisation should be working with children from low income communities.
- The organisation should have a functioning reading programme/ active library for children with fixed reading hours outside 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.
- The organisation should be working with children from grades 3 to 8.
- The reading programme that the applicant runs should impact at least 100 children of the community.
- 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 for the grant. We further prioritise organisations on a need based criteria, such as demography, outreach, impact etc.
Last date of application: December 2, 2019.
Applying for the grant
Please click on THIS link to apply for the library grant.
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 for the grant.
- Decision of Pratham Books will be final while selecting the final list of beneficiaries for the grant.
- 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 who have not yet benefited from any grant from Pratham Books before will get first preference.
Please write to us at [email protected] if you have any further questions or comments.
This grant has been supported by Oracle.