Going to School in India - Mini-Books for Children

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'Going to School in India' books are a celebration of what school can be from going to school in a tent in the middle of a mud desert to going to school in the dark with solar lanterns. Each story features a real school in India where children come together to learn lessons that are relevant to their lives. These books are distributed to schools in slums and villages in India, children read about other children's experience of going to school and send us their reactions & feedback on a postcard.

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Millions of children in India drop out of school because education does not seem to be relevant to their lives and they are not inspired to go to school. There are no stories of children going to school in India told through the perspective of a child.


Going to School in India communicates with children about children, working to inspire change in schools by celebrating stories of activity-based learning. It envisions that children can begin to understand each other through what they know, through the shared experience of going to school. Books will be distributed for free to schools in slums & villages in India. Children will read these books and will send us their responses to the books on a postcard.

Long-Term Impact

Children will learn more about other children across India and begin to understand each other. Also, the books celebrate school, so children will want to learn more. They may even attempt to read books they have otherwise found difficult.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


Read brief write ups on each Going to School book
Going to School in the Dark
Going to School on a Mountain Top
Going to School on Wheels

Organization Information

Going to School Fund

Location: New Delhi - India
Website: http:/​/​www.goingtoschool.com
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @going_to_school
Project Leader:
Lisa Heydlauff
New Delhi, New Delhi India
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Thanks to 56 donors like you, a total of $17,113 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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