Library under the bridge to help bridge the education gap

by FoodAdmin

Thanks to NSS IIT Delhi (IITD) for extending their support to the concept of mobile library initiated by Food 4 Thought Foundation. IITs are undoubtedly ocean of knowledge and there can’t be a better place to test any concept of learning.

The library has been set up right at the place accessible to all and has been able to make an impact within a very short time.

A group of 10 students are involved in managing the library and spreading the awareness of joy of reading around the places which are closer to IITD. The students every Saturday/Sunday carry few books from the library on the basis of demographic area and carry them on cycles to the various centres that they have identified for Joy of Reading sessions i.e. kids of the slum areas of RK Puram Slum, Munirka slum, Rain Basera, Old Age Home. The students are enjoying the joy of reading as well as teaching the children too.

During the sessions they try their best to get the students involved into reading and motivate them to read the books independently. The Volunteers maintain a record of books issued to the children so that they can change the books for next session accordingly.

The objective of this project launched by NSSIIT Delhi in association with Food 4 Thought Foundation is to create a Model of Community Library for villages and schools wherein the libraries will help bridge the education gap.

Click below to watch the video!

reCycle Books- India’s first library on bicycles

 

Written by: Ms. Mitali Das Talukdar (Program Director, Strategic Alliance)

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