A library that made Anita a winner!
Anita lives with her parents in Tapovanam which is in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. Her father works as a daily wage laborer and her mother is a homemaker.
She studies in 8th standard in the local SMS High School. Her mother tongue is Tamil and she only spoke in Tamil.
Till a year back, she was extremely weak in reading, writing and comprehension. This was the time BREAD society enhanced their library.
On seeing the interesting pictures in the library books she started developing interest in books. She began to borrow books which kindled her interest to learn to read.
Observing that Anitha was borrowing library books, her class teacher asked her to narrate the story she read from the library book. Anita narrated the story with a lot of glee. Her teacher was pleasantly surprised that Anitha had learnt to read so quickly.
She motivated Anitha to continue her reading habit. Very soon, Anitha fell in love with reading. Anitha borrowed a record number of 53 books during the year.
This also helped her with her comprehension and grasping in her education. She began to improve in other subjects too.
She soon started to write herself. She went on to write book reports and even won a prize in school competition.
With a little support many children like Anitha can get access to resources that help them improve their education.
Your help can make many more poor children like Anitha. You can donate so that their schools have the books which will make learning possible. You can give with confidence because every program listed is [GIVEASSURED] (https://monthly.giveindia.org/giveassured).
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Basic Research Education And Development (BREAD) Society establishes libraries and maintains books in Government and aided high schools across Andhra Pradesh to help poor children develop a reading habit. This also helps them get access to educational books that they cannot afford to buy.
Donations to this program will cover to cost of 40 books in a year to a library in a Government or aided school in Andhra Pradesh
BREAD Society has established over 663 libraries . The aim is to inculcate a reading habit in school children.
In each school, a teacher is nominated to train and supervise select students to take charge of the books by issuing them to and receiving them from their classmates. An interesting fact about these libraries is that the children manage the library themselves. The teachers only supervise and guide the activity.
BREAD Society honours the responsible headmasters and teachers for 'National Means and Merits Scholarship' (NMMS) awards.
This incentivises them and results in them continuing to mentor the students and monitoring the library work. BREAD's district coordinators visit schools with their libraries on a regular basis to take notes and provide feedback on the scheme to the society.
They provide 40 books every year to each library and target to provide at least 15% of these books to be English.
Books are bought at substantial discounts wherever possible. It costs Rs.800/- for 40 books along with transport, packing and forwarding.
When you donate to this program, you can help a poor student get access to library resources for education.
About The NGO
Basic Research Education And Development (BREAD) Society
19 November, 2019
Children happy to receive library books
Children happy to receive library books
22 July, 2019
1,100 BREAD Children’s Libraries established in govt. high schools over last ten years are sustained by replenishing 40 books every year. During January-March 2019 we have selected 40 new books, placed orders and received over 46,000 books. During April-May, we make sets of 40 books, to be packed and sent to all BREAD library schools during June-July 2019. Books cost Rs. 900. Transport, packing and forwarding charges cost Rs. 110. There are no overheads as work is done by volunteers. Monthly subscriptions from GiveIndia help reimburse costs incurred. Children manage libraries. Teachers supervise and guide the activity.
Story from the field
Anitha is a student of Class 8 in SMS High School, Tapovanam in Chittoor district in Andhra Pradesh. Her mother tongue is Tamil and her parents are illiterate. Her father is a coolie and her mother is a house-wife. Initially, she did not know to read and write but seeing the interesting pictures in the library books she took interest and started borrowing books which kindled her interest to learn to read. Observing that Anitha was borrowing library books, her class teacher asked her to narrate the story she read from the library book and was pleasantly surprised that Anitha has learnt to read so quickly. Not only that, Anitha borrowed a record number of 53 books during the year. With a little guidance she was able to write short notes about the books she read and won a prize. Cost of 40 books is Rs. 890. Transport, packing and forwarding charges cost Rs. 110. There are no overheads as work is done by volunteers. Average strength of a govt. school is 441. Total number of BREAD library high schools is 1,100. Thus, BREAD Children’s library books benefit over 500,000 students. Annual budget for gifting 40 books to 1,100 schools is Rs.11 lakh in 2019-20. BREAD Society spent Rs. 8 lakh in 2018-19 to gift 40 books to 1,000 libraries established in the first nine years from 2009-10 to 2017-18. Cost of one set of 40 books last year was Rs.800.
|What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?||500000|
|What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date||500000|
|Village/City/State where project is located||Project is located in 1,100 govt. high schools in all 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and 33 districts of Telangana.|
|Total Budget for the project for FY18-19||1100000|
|Total Expenses for the project YTD||1100000|