Run a Book Drive
: Books open up new world to our children.
Rural kids receive little stimulation, either from family or environment. Most students have not gone beyond their village and heard vaguely of Chennai, US or Delhi. Yes, for them US, which is a country, is almost same thing as Chennai, a city!
Internet, which we take for granted in cities, is almost inaccessible to them due to lack of equipment and high cost. Books and comics are one medium through which they get know about a world beyond their village.
Singapore school student ran a successful book drive for us. So did Malaysian supporters. We hope you too will choose to run one – in your school, office, neighbourhood or family. We accept all books which are appropriate for school children – Encyclopaedias, travel books, reference books, children’s magazines, comics, fiction, biographies and workbooks.
You can collect books, both used and new, or get people to sponsor books. The books need to be in English or Tamil but can be on any topic or subject. Our only request is to ensure that the books are in good condition so that the students take pride in handling them.
If you want to start a book drive or have books that you can donate (and transport to Coimbatore/Chennai) please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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