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Without a library, children’s progress in the classroom can evaporate.
Pratham Libraries support our teaching programs.
Most Indian children can’t afford books of their own and therefore can’t practice their reading skills outside the classroom. Pratham provides the library resources they need.
Pratham works with what communities have to set up libraries.
Pratham sets up a library in every community it works in. Sometimes it’s in the house of a community member and oftentimes it’s in the local government school.
Reinforcing what children learn at school and Pratham classes.
Our objective is to ensure that all children in every neighborhood have access to books that let them practice reading, improve their skills and move onto the next level of learning. At a Pratham library, children from low-income families access colorful and interesting books in their own languages as well as in English.
Our librarians offer ongoing guidance and monitoring.
The libraries are run after school hours and our librarians run even longer. Like all Pratham teachers, they’re from the same community as the children. They even do house calls in order to interact with the children and their parents and provide books. More than just librarians, they keep a register of all the 6 to 14 year-olds in the community, and track their reading habits.
Pratham libraries are a fun hub of activity for kids.
Keeping kids engaged and encouraging their continued development is a challenge—especially in this part of the world. In addition to providing books, Pratham libraries offer fun-filled activities like drawing competitions, craft classes, quizzes, and debates. Our goal is to make learning fun, encourage creative expression and sustain children’s interest.
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