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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Advesa Trust

Advesa Trust sent us the following report about the storytelling session they conducted.

Story Reading at Alphonsa children's library
Conducted by Advesa Charitable Trust

On September 8th, around 30 child members of Advesa's Alphonsa children's library gathered in the library hall by 10 in the morning eagerly to hear the story from Sushamma teacher.Though there were many story reading sessions dont by Advesa, this was special as they were doing it to help Pratham Books to promote the reading habit in children.

As usual Librarian Sushamma teacher has organised the group and enthu chidren helped in putting up the posters. Advesa's Managing Trustee Dr Shanthi and volunteer Mr Vijayan were present. After a brief talk about the importance of reading, Mrs.Sushamma read aloud the story "Lion and the two children" given by Pratham Books. Sushamma teacher kept the children all ears during the story telling and we had a small chat about the story in the end.

Few kids expressed their wish to read stories, so the stage was handed over to them for next 30 minutes. 

They read from the library collection, mostly the one page/ short stories with pictures. Then all took a pledge to maintain the reading habit and to tell others about its importance.

We from the trust thanked Mrs.Sushamma and the kids for making it happen, as nothing is possible without them, especially on a Sunday. 

We wish to thank Pratham books for inviting us to do this and our Volunteer, Blogger Ms.Anitha for linking us both.

We wish all happy reading for happy living!






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On International Literacy Day (2013), Pratham Books took 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. In 2013, over a 1000 sessions were 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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