AID India- (Association for India's Development) is implementing a massive reading quality improvment program in the state of Tamil Nadu, reaching out to more than 800,000 children with its Tamil Reading program, Libary Program and Science Education program, using its unique activity based learning techniques.
Part of this massive effort is to spread 5000 Village libraries. Yes, that is right. And No, there are no buildings. Just a set of boxes with books, science experiments, art, craft & sports kits! Village volunteers keep the boxes in their homes and get children to borrow books and kits. Where children are first generation learners, where their homes have never seen a book before, in those remote villages this simple project will light up the lives of children with books, story cards, games and experiments.
This project is just a tear drop of the enomous efforts of the team in AID Chennai. Although, many are paid staff, the volunteer base in villages all over TN are driving these efforts.
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