We Are The World Blogfest – In Darkness, Be Light.
I have shared about books here and now I share about donating books for a change.
A few youths have been inspired and are working to make India read. They are not just donating books but are teaching kids to read as well. Read about their selfless journey here.
‘Share A Book India Association’ (SABIA), an independent NGO, is using social media to exchange books. These books are then given to underprivileged children by a team of young volunteers.
“We do not just donate books but also make sure that children who are getting these can read,” says Srishti Parihar, Director & Co-founder, SABIA. “To develop children’s interest in reading, we invite them to participate in activities and in creating study material,” Parihar adds.
With more than 60 volunteers, they design programmes and workshops which focus majorly on comprehension skills and learning abilities.
Twitter – @ShareaBookIndia
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Hi Indy – an essential in life … I recently gave a local elementary school an opportunity for them to choose some books for their school – they brought the children in to select … and as you mention it’s always helpful to have someone with them to read as they start off … cheers Hilary
That is such a good service. I too donate books as much as possible. Thank you Hilary.
Reading is the single most important thing anyone can learn. Once you can read, you can learn to do anything. Good on those folks!
Such a great initiative Inderpreet! Teaching a child to read is the beginning of education.
Thank you Susan. I am happy these small initiatives are making a difference. Education is the key.
This sounds great, Inderpreet! 🙂
Thank you Simon. Books are the best indeed.