Tuesday 13 October 2015

Pratham Books Champions : Oracle

Nupur Vimal from Oracle sent us the following notes and images of sessions conducted by employees of Oracle India. Multiple storytelling sessions were conducted across Delhi and the NCR region.

Date : 11th September
Location : Vidya & Child (NGO), Noida
No. of students: 280
No. of Oracle volunteers: 10

From the Prioritize Humanity page :
In association with Pratham Books, this was a learning experience for all and an innovative method of storytelling through role play and acting. We spoke about key takeaways: importance of being happy, sharing and caring, helping others, being obedient children, goal setting, dream building and virtue of patience in life.The kids, volunteers and teachers all had a great time.


Date : 18th September
Location : MCD school in East of Kailash, Delhi
Number of children : 40
Number of volunteers : 15

We had another storytelling session today at an MCD school in East of Kailash, Delhi. We addressed nearly 40 children, with special needs and different learning capabilities. They loved the session. This time we used props as well. Thank you for this amazing concept. Our volunteers love this activity and are enthusiastic about inculcating it in our upcoming projects as well.

From the Prioritize Humanity page :  After initial introductions, we conducted a storytelling session on the book: ‘The Boy and the Drum’, through a role play. We followed it up with an extensive storytelling session through mimicry, art & craft, drawing, sketching and other innovative ways, to impart key messages. We also distributed a lot of useful stationery items to them. The children, teachers as well as the volunteers loved the session.

You can view more pictures from the session here.

The 3rd session was conducted by an Oracle volunteer with her husband, in Gurgaon, where they enacted the story to around 10 kids.


Thank you Nupur for helping coordinate these sessions and a big shout out to all the Oracle employees who took part to spread the joy of reading.

In its fourth edition of the 'One Day - One Story' campaign, Pratham Books was joined by 2500+ storytellers who conducted 2300+ storytelling sessions. Many, many 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 2015. 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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