Saturday 10 September 2016

Pratham Books Champion : Arthi Bhosle

Arthi Bhosle writes about the 2 storytelling sessions she conducted :

Session conducted on : 8.9.16
Number of kids : 65 + 35
Number of sessions : 1 + 1
Number of champions : 1
Language the session was conducted in : session 1 - Tamil, Session 2 - English

Session 1 - Government elementary school ( morning )
There is no other better way to celebrate the world literacy day than this story telling session ! The school where the session was conducted is a government run elementary school where the kids are from very poor background and do not have opportunity to hear stories with illustrations and props. Majority of the kids were the first timers to hear our story. As the story goes on you can spot their imaginations travels through their gleaming eyes. 

As the author of The elephant bird says , “Who knows, when you go out there in nature, what unexpected friendships you'd form” i just went out in the world & made friends with these young minds. Now they wanted me to visit them often , which i have accepted happily . I mean what else can a teller expect more than this. From now on i will visit them every month with an interesting stories. 

Session 2 - Eurokids Viva Academy, Tirupur 
This particular session was done in the evening in our school for our children including their friends from the neighbouring locality. The medium of story was in English. Though these children are familiar with English I was little skeptical about their understanding level, because the age group was from 2.6 to 5 years. To my surprise, even the youngest listener was able to follow the story and enjoyed it to the heart. They laughed with Munia, they were worried with Munia, they were even ready to walk with her on the jungle path! I am happy that I was able to put this wonderful story in their memories.


Thank you Arthi for spreading the joy of stories.

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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