Reading is a mind’s journey into a world of endless possibilities. But children settled in rural parts of India are far kept from the magic of books, due to lack of resources and opportunities. Through our Community Library Program, we aim at building local libraries that are overflowing with all genres of books, driving every child’s imagination to new horizons.
With your support, Agastya collected 20,100 books in Kuppam Library, collected 11,550 books cataloging. Digital library contains Collection of e-content which comprises 1800+ e-Books, and 1500 + videos as on 31st March 2020.
Building Vocabulary in their Mother Tongue and English, Sentence formation and story writing through “Pop-Up books” making, Comic story writing (recognize the difference between Original Text & Dialogue), Origami paper crafts (Different caps, figure puppets, gift box, and miniature book), Characterization, Dialogue narration & roll play through Mouth Puppet, Book Research through the activity “Pop-Up books and Book Club Activity.
Community Library programme and Maja Box programme: Book based Activities: Conducting story-based activities and origami activities in the centers.
Book Circulation: Children can borrow books from their community library.
During the last quarter, we reached 1,246 students exposures through Kuppam library and achieved 492 student exposures through community library. Children who visited library were the part of all the above activities. In Digital Library Activity, we reached 2,784 children exposures in the quarter January – March 2020.