Fund drive to get children reading
Focus: Children and Youth , Education
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Reading is an integral part of a child’s education. Reports claim that kids who read 20 minutes a day score in the 90th percentile on standardised tests. However, for millions of children in India who can't afford to buy a book, reading is a luxury and their education is affected by this inaccessibility. With their own vehicle, Books For All could make daily collections of books being given away and scale to reach 100,000 young minds a year.
I am fortunate to be a part of this initiative and make a small contribution in brightening the lives of many children. It gives me immense joy to read the book summaries sent by the kids regularly.
This initiative allowed me to give back to society some part of my childhood, that had ample book reading giving me the confidence to dream big.
Children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of book reading.
Aside from the sheer joy of exercising the imagination, research shows reading for pleasure improves literacy, social skills, health and learning outcomes.
The money raised will be used to buy a pick-up and delivery vehicle - a Tata Ace (CNG) which would require slight modification - plus to pay for registration, insurance etc. Books For All plans to use the saved capital from the cost of hiring a van to hire skilled employees to further boost the team.