Tuesday 9 September 2014

Pratham Books Champions : DEEP Foundation

Our friends at DEEP Foundation conducted two storytelling sessions to celebrate International Literacy Day.  DEEP Foundation was established in May 2009 with a vision of bringing self reliance to the weaker sections of society through the medium of education . You can learn more about their work on their website.

Session conducted on : 5th September and 7th September
Number of kids : 40 + 38 = 78
Number of sessions : 2
Language the session was conducted in : Hindi, English

Sujata Suri writes ...

We conducted 2 workshops to celebrate International Literacy Day

The first one was with about 40 children aged 5-7 yrs at our Henny Penny Libraries #20 at Sshrishti CRN in Bhatti Mines. The Pratham Books Champion for the event was Sujata Suri

The Children enjoyed listening to the story of Takloo - the little salt seller. Since our participants were very young, we used many creative methods to explain words such as 'colourful'(using their colourful clothes as an example) and concepts such as "Different shades of brown"(using biscuits and other items that children can relate to), "Tall & Short", "soft & smooth vs hard & rough".

International Literacy Day (7th Sept) was clebrated at our Vasant Kunj Center with an interesting story telling session with about 38 children of all age groups. The Pratham Books Champion for the evening was Khurkan Pathan- DEEP Foundation's first graduate student and he conducted a very interesting session with "Takloo - the little salt seller". 

While the little ones really enjoyed the story and discussed the various aspects of the story in detail (especially the part they liked best), our older children surprised us by taking up the challlenge and giving us alternate endings to this story..They worked in groups and then came and narrated their stories..Overall. a very enjoyable session.


Thank you DEEP Foundation, Sujata and Khurkan 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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