In today's digital world, the need to instill book reading habit in children is growing larger. But the availability of books for the underprivileged is getting lesser, obstructing the idea of cultivating book reading in kids.
In order to bridge this gap, K Raheja Corp's Mindspace, an IT Park in Hyderabad launched 'Teaching Tree', an initiative to hone the reading skills of kids.
How does this work?
- Employees from Raheja Mindspace will donate books such as fiction, non-fiction, blank note books and stationaries for school kids.
- Partnered with Teach for India, an NGO, there will be a book reading campaign in six low-income schools adopted by Raheja Mindspace.
- There will be multiple stalls inside Raheja Mindspace, set up by Crossword Bookstore, for people in the IT Park to buy books and rekindle their reading habit.
- Children will be brought inside the IT Park for an interaction with the employees by means of book reading and story telling sessions.
When does this event start?
This event starts on 14 June 2017. Last year, it was two-weeks long session. This time, the duration has not been announced.
What does Raheja Corp management have to say?
Speaking on the initiative, Shrawan Kumar Gone, Director Operations, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, K Raheja Corp said, "Books are very integral to a child's education, and we were overwhelmed and encouraged by the generosity of our clients and employees last year. The Raheja Mindspace campus came out in full strength, which fortified our endeavour to move forward and continue to strive to undertake more such initiatives.. After the success of last year, we are bringing our Book Donation drive back this year, and look forward to make it bigger and empower more young minds with books."
Why is the book donation drive organised?
The book donation drive and other sessions are a part of Raheja Corp's Corporation Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative.
About Teaching Tree
As the name suggests, the initiative aims at providing quality education to children belonging to very low-income groups. The initiative reaches out to children studying in private schools, and whose parents are committed to ensuring a good future for their children.
About Teach For India:
Teach For India is a non-profit organization that believes in an excellent education for all children & is striving to end the problem of educational inequity in our country. We are driving this movement through our Fellowship program which places outstanding working professionals and college graduates as Fellows - teachers who work full-time for two years in low-income & under-resourced schools.