The following story and pictures were sent to us by Rachna Chandra.
On 07 Sep 13, using the material you sent me, I conducted two sessions in the Govt Primary School at Morar, Gwalior for 110 kids according to the shift timings in their school.
I doubt if I was able to give them even a tiny fraction of what I received in return... It was like these kids had given me the opportunity to be what I most wanted to be, some sort of a 'Potli baba'( or maai?!)
There was laughter and fun and activities and sharing of dreams... what they wanted to be: "Now, tell us, How to be a Doctor!!!"
I had scanned the pages from the books and taken enlarged print-outs, which i then pasted on to a board: i found that this vastly improved the connect the children felt with the stories.. i suppose visual aids are indeed very effective!
I also handed out plain white sheets to them and encouraged them to draw whatever they felt like, after the story-telling session. One thing will probably never leave me;at the end of the sessions, all they asked for was 'another sheet to make more drawings...'
Thank you sweet wondrous kids and thank you all at Pratham Books!
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.