Saturday 7 September 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Good Neighbors India

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.

Meena Arun from Good Neighbors India sent us the following story and pictures. Good neighbors is a voluntary organisation working with migrant stone cutters and construction workers children. They run day care centers for children below the age of 6, provide non formal education, mid day meals, health checks, parents meeting, awareness camps, special health camps for eye care and dental camps are conducted for the community. Learn about their work at http://goodneighborsindia.org/.

2 storytelling sessions conducted on 7th September, 2013. Location : Bangalore

Good Neighbors India has celebrated international literacy day on 7th Septembert at 2 government schools at Chickjala. We told about the objective of story telling and importance of literacy. Teachers  narrated the story of Paplu the giant for children at the age of 8 to 10 years. Teachers taught with action, voice modulations and also showing pictures of Paplu. Children were curiously listening and asking questions related to Paplu. All the children  were very happy and respond well. We would like to say thank on behalf of GNI and children for helping us to celebrate literacy day.

Thank you Meena, Good Neighbours India and Indian Development Foundation 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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