Within two days, we will be going live with our campaign to raise funds for an E-Base Library.
As we complete three years at the E-Base this year, we have come to understand the fundamental requirements of the students of the surrounding villages. We have two major objectives behind setting up our very own library.
The villages in the region of Pench have few middle schools; a library- not a common sight, resulting in a considerable impact on their literacy levels. A semi mobile E-Base library will encourage the students to read as books will be very accessible.
In addition, through a choice of books on biodiversity, science, environmental conservation, Gondi folktales and encyclopedias, in both, Hindi and English, we wish to augment their general awareness and knowledge of their surroundings and its relation to the world.
Please watch out for our campaign on the 30th of April (#EbasePench), and help us spread the word to raise enough funds to bring the wonders of reading to these students!
(The E-Base library is a humble attempt to open up the world of books to the students of Pench. The importance of reading for a holistic education cannot be discounted and the E-Base library strives to fill this gap by bringing to the students books from all around the world. With a choice of books on biodiversity, science, environmental conservation, Gondi folktales and encyclopedias, in both, Hindi and English, the library not only augments their general awareness and knowledge of their surroundings and its relation to the world but also inculcates an appreciation for their rich Gondi roots.)