Monday, January 4, 2016

For Children, By Children

 A special story by the New Indian Express about Chagalatti Children's Library

Six kids barely in their teens started a library here about five years ago. The library that began with 200 books now has 4,200 books, and children from 15 surrounding villages trek up to it to make use of it. In 2010, Meghana, Shalini P V, Vedashree C K, Vanishree C K, Karthik N and Manasa were just kids, who used to gather at a house nearby along with their parents. Their parents used to go to the house to learn English among other things. The house belonged to the brothers Nagasimha Rao and Narasimha Prasad, who hit upon an idea. Nagasimha Rao, a noted child rights activist, says they gathered the children and started creating awareness about the rights of children and then hit upon the idea of a library.

Click below link to read the story
For Children, By Children

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