Yes, the excitement is brimming. Here is the first look at the books that came in for our libraries in Pench, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh.
In these wonderful boxes lie our books from Tara Publications, Eklavya Publications and all the lovely donations we received.
We made it to 136% funding on our crowdfunding campaign. Although we didn’t reach 200% funding, we will still be setting up two libraries on the two ends of the Pench Tiger Reserve.
To thank our online supporters, here’s a shout out to Arindam Baruah, Jayshree Mishra Tripathi, Swati Choksi, Archi Varma, Monisha Padur, Bharat Sarda, Jash Koradia, Azad Oommen, Kunal Shah, Vinit Phatak, Maithili Parekh Singh, Amrita Rathi, Nikita Chatterjee, Dina Ginwalla, Priyanka Gupta, Varun Darji, Pranav Vissanji, Jeyashree Vaidyanathan, Devang Rawat, Nabeel Najeeb, Divya Nawale, India Impex, Simone Dinshaw, Dr. Kamal Singh, Jasdeep Oberoi, Rahul Advani, Varshini Neeti Mohan, Shri Sajjan Gupta Trust, Ruchit Kapadia, Shegufta Alam, Sanjay Gupta, Karina Daruwala, Sujit Sahu, Aditya Sanghvi, BandanJot Singh, Mahesh Multani, Rajesh Mishra, Karan Mulchandani, Rajesh Upadhyay, Ashok Ramdham, Kinjal Shah and Vaidehi Patel.
Recently Conservation Wildlands featured in ‘The Better India’.
It was a proud moment to have our work recognized and appreciated. Needless to say, we are glad to share the piece with you.
We’re very happy to inform you that our E-Base library campaign has received 126% funding and is still moving forward at a rapid pace.
However, that’s not all, we’ve received some wonderful encyclopedia sets for children which has helped us channel more funds towards other books we thought we couldn’t previously purchase.
Great successes come when we work in cohesion and that is exactly what we are witnessing through our library project.
In hopes of reaching 200%…
Very generous donations have brought us so much closer to building our second library.
We have now decided to put all the money collected from today towards giving meaning to the books in our library.
How will we do that, you ask?
We will be inviting authors and illustrators of the wonderful books from various Indian publishing houses. A book will have so much more significance if the students got a chance to understand the sentiments behind it. Besides, the students will also get a chance to interact with the best in the field.
We’re so happy to see all the support pouring in for the campaign; be it a Mumbai student running a book collection drive or mothers sending in their children’s old encyclopedias. Here’s just a quick update on how the project is coming along and well, how our office currently looks! (But, we’re not complaining!)
We have also received an extremely positive response from publishers and we’re all set to start placing orders for more books.
We are touched by the overwhelming munificence shown towards the E-Base Library campaign.
Having reached 104% of the target, we feel content on the achievement, but also hopeful towards aggrandizing our impact by raising more funds to replicate the E-base library idea in Pench Tiger Reserve, Maharashtra. Two sides of the same forest, but kilometers apart in different states. We hope that you continue to show us the kind support you have up till now and help us raise another Rs. 70,000 for the children of an even more remote side of Pench, in Maharashtra..
Just to revisit the moment we crossed our target, here is a before and after snapshot of the website:
We are overwhelmed by the support that has been shown towards our campaign to raise funds for the E-Base library.
To all our contributors, a big thank you!
Contributions to the library are fast coming in and in just 5 days we have raised 20% of the funds! We’re overwhelmed by the positive and very encouraging response we have received.
In April, the E-Base had new students. This time the students weren’t the school children from villages around, but instead, their teachers. An insightful workshop with ‘iDesign Skills’ put into perspective the impact of the teaching skills and tools chosen in a classroom.