Friday 19 September 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Pratham Delhi Education Initiative

Pallavi Kakaji from Pratham Delhi Education Initiative sends us the following story. Our friends at Pratham Delhi Education Initiative have been supporting our work for years. This year, they signed up to conduct 180 storytelling sessions. Imagine our surprise when they wrote in to say that they had conducted 276 sessions in MCD Schools, Learning Hubs and in communities.

The Pratham movement was launched in Mumbai in 1994. A national network of Pratham-like initiatives was set up to expand the programmes in different parts of the country. Pratham Delhi Education Initiative (PDEI) was launched during the summer of 1999. Pratham Delhi, formed as part of Pratham network, shares the mission of "every child in school…and learning well".

Session conducted on : 6th September and 8th September
Number of kids : around 3,500 children (community classes & learning Hub), around 3000 children (MCD Schools)
Number of sessions :  178 session were on 6th and 98 sessions on 8th
Language the session was conducted in : Hindi

Number of champions : 40 Full time team and more than 200 teachers

Activities conducted during story telling sessions - role play, story telling session through story cards, comic making, drawings etc. 

Number of sessions conducted by MCD teachers and Govt authorities, book praises by Govt teachers and also demanded for books.


Thank you Pratham Delhi Education Initiative for spreading the joy of reading!
In its third edition of the 'One Day - One Story' campaign, Pratham Books was joined by 1300+ storytellers who conducted 1500+ storytelling sessions. More than 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. In 2012, Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day . We will be sharing the stories of all our volunteer storytellers (Pratham Books Champions) through our blog.

View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations held in 2014.

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 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 champions(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

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