Fun way to build libraries in low-income schools

Three non-profit organizations are creating a library and play area at a low-income private school in Goripalaya in Bengaluru. Using around 120 recycled tyres, Anthill Creations, Mantra 4 Change and The Storytime Project are collaborating to build the library for 800 students at Florida English School, Goripalya.

Having adopted the school a little over a year ago, Mantra 4 Change is spearheading the library project as a pilot at the school. "We adopt schools for about two years, give them an academic boost and provide recommendations as well," says Santhosh More, founding member, Mantra 4 Change.

"Not many low-income schools have space for a library. When our team discussed setting up a space that children would want to keep coming to, we thought about creating an energetic ambience that could bring beauty into reading. When our team recommended this to the school management, they immediately agreed," he added.

They've collected nearly 700 books through book drives in the city and they are hoping to complete it by 2017.

Read full report in Times Of India
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