The Rural book banks & Libraries will benefit 5,000 students in Northern Karnataka in India. Vidya Poshak has established 5 Libraries and 30 rural book banks across 12 districts of Nortn Karnataka with volunteer support. Rural Book Banks is a place from where books are lent and collected from rural students. Vidya Poshak volunteers maintain and manage these centers at zero cost and also give free premises in their house to stock the books. Free Internet facility also provided to students.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Students belonging to rural economically disadvantaged families end up severely limiting their educational and career horizons due to lack of financial resources, proper educational guidance and materials like books and other study materials. The cost of the reference books & periodicals is out of their reach. Due to lack of facilities in colleges they are unable to use internet facilities to keep updated on current affairs.
How will this project solve this problem?
Vidya Poshak has set up 5 libraries and 30 book banks across 12 districts of North Karnatake. Students are provided with facilities like News papers, Periodicals & Internet facility for freely in all the library centers. All the students are provided with a set of academic text books which they can take home and return back after their exams are completed. Textbooks have a life beyond one year a set of text book could be used for several years.
Potential Long Term Impact
The Educational materials like Academic books, Reference materials, News papers & periodicals will enable student to perform better academically in their studies. The Internet facility other reference books will help them to keep updated with the current trends. Every year 5000 rural economically challenged students get benefit through this initiative by Vidya Poshak.
Total Funding Received to Date: $4,090
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $5,910
Total Funding Goal: $10,000