Amidst the nationwide lock downs in the country, the approach to children’s learning and particularly of those from the marginalized sections has been affected. More than academics the social and emotional well-being of children need to be taken care of at this time. And what better way than stories that children can read, hear and watch to escape from everyday troubles and worries.
As part of Tata Trusts, we are committed to reaching children and teachers with stories of hope. We have put together stories from the ground of children, teachers, and librarians who inspire us to keep going and give us hope that things will get better.
Parag’s Library Educators’ Course (LEC) imagines the library as an open and vibrant space, where children build a relationship with books and reading. LEC enables alumni to strengthen their library practice and make changes that will impact children’s reading experiences positively.
How do illustrators train? What happens during the course of a contact week at the Riyaaz Academy for Illustrators? This photo essay takes a sneak peek into the various aspects of the course.
Carefully designed book extension activities in libraries play a key role in engaging both readers and non-readers. Activities introduce new books and genres, open up discussion and motivate children to reflect on their reading.
Parag supported community libraries for the urban poor children in Bhopal have become avenues to connect to books and stories and a platform for children to share their experiences and expressions.
This case study critically evaluate the role and functioning of selected branches of the Delhi Public Library in providing access to quality children’s literature, and advocating reading and knowledge dissemination among children from diverse backgrounds.