Wednesday 9 October 2013

Pratham Books Champion : Sayan Nandy

This story was sent by Sayan Nandy. He is a fellow at Teach For India (TFI) which is a project of Teach To Lead. TFI is a nationwide movement of outstanding college graduates and young professionals who commit two-years to teach full-time in under resourced schools and who will become lifelong leaders working from within various sectors towards the pursuit of equity in education. Sayan Nandy holds a Degree in Computer Science Engineering and Post Graduation Degree in Industrial Management. He has worked for Wipro Technologies and Idea Cellular Ltd. and is currently enjoying teaching 60 5th graders at Anandnagar English Primary Municipal School at Dahisar, Mumbai. You can follow the class website or the Facebook page to learn more about him and the students he teaches.

He wrote ...

Pratham books are very much Indianised and the stories are fun. So when I set forth to take the session, I wanted my 60 odd rising stars to enjoy every bit of it in English, a language they always struggle with. The session primarily had many things linked to it
1. RC objectives like character, setting, problem, solution and feelings, etc.
2. Math: A few parameters related to fraction etc.
3. Ideation and Vocabulary
4. Inferencing and Critical Thinking
It was fun to see that every kid even the ones who struggle the most joined in the party and made the story telling so very special. I think they loved it more than I loved doing it :)

Sayan also sent us this video of his session:

Thank you Sayan 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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