Saturday 10 September 2016

A Storytelling Workshop

Every year, we send out a mail to all our participants from the previous year, telling them that the registrations to join the 'One Day, One Story' campaign have begun. This year, after we mailed them, we reached out to Renu Seth and Aditi Macwan from the Pratham Gujarat team, she asked if we could arrange for a resource person to conduct a storytelling workshop before the event. 
"... this is just an opportunity to make our teams even better story tellers, for them to be able to do a lot of story telling in classes and also create greater awareness in the early childhood centres by involving the government teams that are in charge of Anganwadis in city", said Renu.

What a fantastic idea! The storytelling wouldn't stop with one day... but go on to become a part of classroom activities throughout the year. Shefali Nayan (another PBChamp) came to mind. Introductions happened, ideas swapped and Shefali went on to conduct a workshop. Aditi sent us the following report of the session that was conducted :

Renu adds - "As we have conducted orientations for Anganwadi workers of Ahmedabad (urban and rural) we thought that if they also understood the importance of story telling, and its impact - and that story telling can be done in different ways - using art and activities that help children talk about the story, and, how stories can be invented from the doodles and pictures made by children - it would make story telling in class happen in the true spirit. Sometimes, these small 'how to do' sessions act as a support and encouragement for many of us."

Thank you Renu and Aditi for extending this campaign and involving many more educators and to Shefali for adding the 'masti' to this workshop. We look forward to hearing all your stories this year.


In its fifth edition of the 'One Day - One Story' campaign, Pratham Books was joined by 3000+ storytellers who conducted 3200+ 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 stories from the International Literacy Day Celebrations held in 2016. 

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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