Smriti Middha sent us a short note and some pictures of the storytelling session she coordinated and conducted in Mozambique. Smriti is an IIM Lucknow Alumni and she volunteers in the social sector often (kids and women empowerment). She currently works with Fleximoms and Sheroes. She also loves travelling and meeting new people and has started a monthly e-magazine called Travel Chronicles.
She says ...
With the help of a portuguese / English translator, I was able to do it.
Kids here loved it. They were surprised and shy initially and were looking confused. Then when the story began, they all felt lovely. They were asking me how to be more like Paplu. Even told me bandits were bad people and they will make sure none entered their residential areas. I am happy I could do it for them with help from you.
Thank you Smriti 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.