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 Education  India Project #43006

Libraries for two day-care centres in India

by Worldreader
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Libraries for two day-care centres in India
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Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India
Libraries for two day-care centres in India

Summary

In a child's early years, it's particularly crucial that they develop the necessary reading skills to give them the best chance to succeed in school and beyond. Day-care centres, also known as Anganwadis, in India's impoverished communities, suffer from a severe lack of books. Worldreader is raising funds to bring a digital library of 500+ books via tablets as well as projectors to two Anganwadis. You can help bring stories and joy to these young children.

$6,000
total goal
$862
remaining
41
donors
0
monthly donors
9
months

Challenge

Currently, there are 1,349,091 Anganwadi centers or public day-cares in operation across India, including 10,897 in Delhi alone. For impoverished families, these centers function as both pre-school and day-care for their children. Unfortunately, India's public pre-school teachers aren't equipped with the proper tools and training needed to prepare the children to enter primary school. Without these resources, many Indian children risk falling permanently behind before the age of five.

Solution

By providing teachers with digital books as well as projectors, Worldreader will empower Anganwadi teachers to give children the education they need to adequately prepare them for primary school. These resources will give teachers the ability to bring story time to life as well as improve other lessons. Children will be given access to a wide variety of books in English and Hindi appropriate to their reading level, allowing them to build skills and achieve greater success in their education.

Long-Term Impact

Investing in early childhood development can yield significant returns in improved health, literacy, and economic opportunities for children well into adulthood. Children who attend day-care centers stand the most to gain in terms of lifelong benefits. We anticipate improved early learning experiences for children, increased engagement of parents reading at home, and entire families and communities being uplifted as a result.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​www.worldreader.org/​
Worldreader's website
Read to Kids project in India

Organization Information

Worldreader

Location: San Francisco, CA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @worldreaders
Project Leader:
Kevin Lauber
San Francisco, CA United States
$5,138 raised of $6,000 goal
 
44 donations
$862 to go
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