Thursday 19 September 2013

Pratham Books Champion : TCV School Suja,

Karma Sherap, Principal, TCV Suja sent us the following story about celebrations held in their school. From its humble beginning forty nine years ago, Tibetan Children's Village has today become a thriving, integrated educational community for destitute Tibetan children in exile, as well as for hundreds of those escaping from Tibet every year. It has established branches in India extending from Ladakh in the North to Bylakuppe in South, with over 16,726 children under its care. Learn more about their work at http://www.tcv.org.in/.

TCV School Suja, Himachal Pradesh marked the International Literacy Day by organizing one Function 
in which the speakers talked about the history of celebrating International Literacy Day, particularly 
the READ INdia Campaign started by Pratham Books; and reading of the book “PAPLU THE GIANT” 
by the students under the guidance of their respective language teachers. The function was arranged in both the Junior and Senior sections.

To mark the day, the stage was decorated with posters of the book and datas depicting the Literacy and Illiteracy rates in India and the world. During the function, a small skit was presented by a group of students. The skit talked about the woes and problems of Illiterate people. In fact all the teachers as well as the students co-operated so well in making this Day a successful one.

Prior to the day, the English story, “Paplu the Giant” which was sent to the school by Ms. Maya, was photo copied and it was translated into Tibetan language by Mr. Tenzin Choekyab, senior Tibetan teacher. As such the students were able to read the same story in three different languages(Tibetan, English and Hindi). The students read the story, dramatized and did various activities related to the story.

Some of the classes read the story on the open stage which had the big poster of Paplu the Giant. The students not only enjoyed reading the story but they shared their feelings and understanding with their peers. From this story, they could learn the importance of helping others and being a kind person.

Number of children who participated :
phase one all the students both junior and senior - 1460 students
second phase class 6th - 8th senior section: 324 and junior students class 3rd to 6th: 214 students

Thank you Karma and TCV School Suja 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.

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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