Megha Malhotra from PeaceWorks sent us the following note and pictures. PeaceWorks—An initiative of The Seagull Foundation for the Arts is a project that works through arts and culture, with young minds, to foster a spirit of peaceful coexistence, mutual respect across differences, and equality thus catalysing social change. For nearly a decade now, PeaceWorks has worked with scores of students and teachers, in India and across the border with schools in Pakistan, and lately in Kashmir. With children from privileged backgrounds and with street and slum children—often designing projects that bring the two together and thereby developing sensitivities and creating a platform that facilitates 'learning to live with difference'.
We had wonderful sessions at three of our centres where we conduct weekly storytelling sessions. This is part of our Share Stories Open Minds project in association with Kolkata Police. On the 7th our volunteers encouraged the children to read. We reached almost a hundred children. Attached please find pictures and videos of sessions at two of the centers—Vikramgarh High School and Chetla Home Calcutta.
Thank you PeaceWorks for spreading the joy of reading!
**********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.
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.