Project Utthaan is an initiative to set up reading spaces and a book reading culture in Thane Municipal Corporation schools. Phase One of the campaign found success in setting up library in TMC School No: 03, Yashodhar, Thane. Moving ahead, Phase Two the project will be undertaken by three Gandhi Fellows namely Ashik Krishnan, Chandrani Roy, Debabrata Saha to organize library and the associated processes in 17 TMC Schools they work with. The 17 schools includes 10 Marathi, 3 Hindi, 2 Urdu, 1 Gujarati and 1 English medium school.
A physical library is non-existent in most of these schools and lack in space, infrastructure and money to afford the luxury of one. While some schools have enough books, some have a few and some don’t have any. Considering the student strength of each school and the number of existing books, we are targeting to achieve 2000 Marathi, 1000 Hindi, 400 Urdu, 50 Gujarati and 500 English books and provide a library experience to our kids by mid-September.
The idea is to provide a book reading space in each classroom and conduct story telling sessions, embark the creativity in them, provide room for critical thinking, inspire them to read more and hence aspire more.
You can support the cause in three different ways.
1) Send/Order books to:
Ashik Krishnan K,
Kaivalya Education Foundation,
B-Wing, 501-Pinak Galaxy,
Kapurbawdi Junction, Majiwada,
We are looking out for children’s literature, pictorial and graphic story books that would suit the age group of 7–14 years.
2) Story telling
If you are a resident of Thane/Mumbai, drop in by one of our schools and tell a story to our kids. Inspire them to read more and hence aspire more, by story telling. For further details, contact Chandrani Roy on 8583057032.
If you are confused about what books to buy, make a contribution via Paytm to 8281948213 and be rest assured that we will get the perfect books for our kids.
Also, there will be three official social media spaces where you can see all the updates regarding Project Utthaan. One, a blog: www.utthaan.weebly.com. Two, a facebook page: www.fb.com/utthaanproject. And third, an instagram handle: www.instagram.com/projectutthaan.