The E-Base is close to completing three years this year. The E-Base workshops have had a considerable impact on the students in Pench. This year, we have taken a moment to step back and look at some fundamental concerns which we could address through the E-Base and which will ultimately enhance the E-Base experience for children from the villages around Pench.
The E-Base has helped students expand their spectrum of knowledge and has planted a seed of curiousity about their surrounding. To better the impact the E-Base has on the children in Pench, we plan to set up an E-Base library. We will stock the library with books on biodiversity, science, environmental conservation, Gondi folktales and encyclopedias, in both, Hindi and English. This will not only augment their literacy level, but also expand their general awareness and knowledge of their surroundings and its relation to the world.
To raise funds for this library, we have started a crowd funding campaign- #EbasePench (link given below)
We will be glad to receive any small contribution you may like to make. To help us reach our target, we hope you can help in spreading the word to those who may be interested in contributing. Additionally, if you have any old children’s books of which you have no use, we’ll gladly accept them as donations for the E-Base library. To get your books collected, you may contact Pooja Choksi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation cannot be done in isolation; it requires a dynamic synergy between education, sustainable livelihoods and others, something the trust constantly works towards achieving, to ensure the perpetual existence of landscapes such as Pench.
Moreover, imagine the smile on the students’ faces when marveling at a picture of a whale shark or reading about evolution in an encyclopedia, something they have never even heard of, let alone read of.
Your contributions will go a long way…
Thanking you in advance
(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 that exists 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.)