Saturday 6 September 2014

Pratham Books Champions : Shruti Manerker and Her Students

This post was sent by Shruti Manerker - a Teach For India Fellow in her second year of the fellowship. Shruthi teaches 63 highly enthusiastic eighth graders at a PMC school in Pune.

Session conducted on : 28th August
Number of kids : 63 + 54 + 45 = 162
Number of sessions : 4 (2 by Shruti, 2 by her students)
Language the session was conducted in : English

She goes on to say,

 Fighting against all odds, these violence and poverty exposed kids come to school, eager to learn something every day. I can proudly say that my kids have reached a stage where they not only love to read, but also believe in spreading the joy of reading. After thoroughly enjoying the intelligent story of Takloo, my eighth graders volunteered to conduct reading sessions for lower grade classrooms - 54 kids in 3rd grade and 45 kids in the fifth grade. I've never seen the kids have such a good time in a classroom, as when they were helping younger kids animatedly learn about Takloo's life. The session was conducted on 28th August and in English across all classes.

Thank you for spreading the joy of reading Shruti!

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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