Friday 6 September 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Al Qamar Academy

This International Literacy Day, Pratham Books has taken a 1000 steps towards a 'Reading India'

What started as a small step by Pratham Books to spread the joy of reading has become a movement. Last year Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day and we conducted over 250 storytelling sessions. This year we are delighted that over a 1000 sessions are happening across the length and breadth of the country.We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.

Aneesa Jamal from Al Qamar Academy shared the following note and photos from their storytelling sessions. Al Qamar Academy is operated by the Al Qamar Trust, a registered non profit charitable minority trust.

2 storytelling sessions conducted on 6th September, Chennai. Number of children : 50. Language : English

Al Qamar Academy participated in the celebrations for the International Literacy Day by hosting one of the story telling sessions “One Day One Story” event sponsored by Pratham Books. This was one of the 1000 story telling events being organized in various different languages all over India.

At the Al Qamar Montessori, 2 & ½ year olds sat mesmerized at the tale of a little fawn “Smile Please”. They could completely relate to the little fawn who trips over a boulder and falls down. The 5 year olds got to hear the story of “A Miaow and a Roar” a funny tale about how a lion’s roar got interchanged with a cat’s miaow. Children loved the interactive reading session where they waggled their ears like rabbits, swayed like elephants, grunted like bears and roared like lions as they followed the stories. The smiles on their faces were as much a joy as their promise to spend more time with books and discard television watching.

Thank you Aneesa Jamal 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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