Friday 12 July 2013

Pratham Books Champion : VIDYA Mumbai

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.

VIDYA Mumbai sent us the following report about the storytelling sessions conducted. They conducted 6 sessions totally - 3 on 7th September and 3 on 8th September. They wrote:

VIDYA Mumbai celebrated World Literacy Day on September 7 and 8 across all its programs in Mumbai.

We joined hands with the Pratham Read Aloud Event to mark the ocassion.

Teachers,volunteers, professionals joined 'hands' to hold up books and read in communities and in schools for the less priveleged.

Often the sessions ended with children reading to the rest of their friends! Wonderful drawings emerged in response to the stories, songs and drama.

The books read at the Powai community Programs reached out to 300 number of children.

Shared Reading with the Big book and audio visual books was taken to schools in the Chaitanya Nagar Community.

At the Bhavishya Yaan, the Read Aloud created fun and joy more than 700 children across 6 schools.

Volunteers, teachers and children participated whole heartedly in this event.

Thank you VIDYA Mumbai 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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