Wednesday 5 June 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Muktangan

For International Literacy Day (8th September), we had a dream - we wished that 100 people would volunteer to conduct storytelling sessions across the country. We ended up finding more than 250 champions to conduct storytelling sessions across the country. We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.

These pictures were sent to us by Jennifer Thomas. Jennifer works with children and teachers at Muktangan, an NGO that partners with municipal schools in Mumbai. She loves stories and reading out stories to children. You can reach her at jennifer(dot)ktg(at)gmail(dot)com.  Learn more about Muktangan's work from their website (www.muktanganedu.org) and you can also follow them on Twitter (@NGOMuktangan).

Storytelling session conducted on 8th September in Mumbai. Jennifer also said:
Tejaswini, the school librarian, did a wonderful story telling session with the students. Telugu students identified kolams as 'muggu' and the others called it 'rangoli' ! :-) 
The session ended with the children making their own kolams!
Drawing kolams

In rapt attention

Introducing the story

Thinking about kolams

Thank you Jennifer for spreading the joy of reading!

View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations.

This blog contains stories sent in by all our champions. Browse through the blog for more stories. You can also go through the tags on the right side of the blog to find stories happening in your own city.

Note : If any of you want to be a Pratham Books Champion and join us on our journey of getting 'a book in every child's hand', write to us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

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