Education  India Project #15149

Vidya Poshak's Library Services & Rural Book Banks

by Vidya Poshak
Vidya Poshak's Library Services & Rural Book Banks


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.

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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.


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.

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.

Additional Documentation

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


Organization Information

Vidya Poshak

Location: Dharwad, Karnataka - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @vidyaposhak
Vidya Poshak
Venkatesan N
Project Leader:
Venkatesan N
Dharwad , Karnataka India

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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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