Wednesday 26 June 2013

Pratham Books Champions : v-shesh

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.

Shashaank from v-shesh sent us the following story.

As part of 1 day 1 story campaign - Pratham Books Champions at v-shesh conducted 8 story telling sessions of which 7 were for children with disabilities. An 8th session was held in Singapore for 15 children from Indian families. 4 of these sessions were in Sign language, 3 in English and 1 in Tamil.

Sessions for children with disabilities were held in Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Indore and Mumbai. These sessions were held at 7 different organisations and a total of 251 participants of which 142 were deaf, 19 were blind and balance with CP, MR et al.

These sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by the students and our team members and there is already talk in the air about when the next session would be held!

Details of sessions
City/ Location/ Champion/ Participants/ Language

1.Bhopal/ Asha Niketan/ Prashant / 16 deaf students / Sign language
2.Bhubaneswar/ BBC School for deaf/ Laxmidhar / 70 deaf students/ Sign language
3. Chennai / St Louis School/ Alafia / 19 blind students/ English
4. Chennai /V-Excel/ Smriti /69 CP & mild MR students/ English
5. Coimbatore/ Ashirwad/ Susmitha /21 MR students /Tamil
6. Indore/ Mukhabadhir Sangh/ Daya / 13 deaf students /Sign language
7. Mumbai / Sanskardham/ Raheel / 43 deaf students /Sign language
8. Singapore / Pebble Bay/ Supriya / 15 non PwD students /English

Thank you Shashaank, Prashant, Laxmidhar, Alafia, Smriti, Susmitha, Daya, Raheel, Supriya and the team at v-shesh 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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