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chota library

CHOTA  LIBRARY
a  community  lending  library  in  Dharavi,  Mumbai,  absolutely  free  for  children  to  come  read  and  borrow  books  to  take  home  too.  most  children  here  lack  books  at  their  homes  nor  do  they  have  access  to  books  elsewhere,  for  many  families  taking  care  of  basic  needs  will  always  win  over  buying  books.  our  library  will  also  be  one  of  the  very  few  in  the  world  that  will  actively  engage  users  as  content  creators.  each  month  interesting  activities  and  artistically  geared  workshops  will  lead  to  collaborative  zines / publications  from  the  collective  works  of  the  participants.  parents,  friends  and  family  will  be  invited  to  open  house / exhibitions  to  learn  about  their  children’s  work.  consistent  group  of  participants  will  ultimately  take  ownership  of  the  space,  materials,  publishing,  exhibition  and  find  ways  to  creatively  cover  the  cost,  so  as  to  make  this  unique  experience  accessible  to  more  kids.  we  see  libraries  as  more  than  just  books,  it’s  about  growing  stronger  connections  within  a  neighbourhood,  help  us  get  books  into  the  hands  of  those  who  need  them  most
we  require  12,00,000  rupees  for  the  whole  year, ( budget  breakdown  on  the  reverse  side ),  also  we  have  been  running  community  spaces  for  the  past  twenty  years  at  different  scales  and  this  is  our  most  desired  ideal  situation
if  we  are  successful  together,  we  will  be  celebrating  the  power  of  sharing  and  the  joy  of  coming  together  as  friends  and  family  over  anguish  and  economic  struggle
we need                                                                            
INR 3,60,000 (INR 30,000 x 12 months)(space rent and maintenance)              
INR 1,50,000 for initial infrastructure (water-proofing, painting, metal book-shelves, water-filter, sitting mattresses and more)                                              
INR 1,80,000 (INR 15,000 x 12 months) (space attendants’ salaries)                  
INR 1,50,000 for initial stock of books, (we will want a certain collection of books to be there at the library, apart from the other books that we collect from people)                                                                                        
INR 1,20,000 for digital cameras, voice recorders, laptops, scanner and other requirements for the children’s independent publishing unit at the library                                                                                      

INR 1,80,000 for the designing, printing and distribution of the first 12 children’s publications from our publishing unit at the library                          
INR 60,000 repairs to the space and other surprise expenses

in  all  we  require  INR 12,00,000 for  the  whole  year
you  can  see  more  of  our  work  at                                                                       http://artroom.strikingly.com/                                                   
also  we  are  ‘dharavi  art  room’  on  facebook,  instagram  and  twitter         or  write  to  us  at  dharaviartroom@gmail.com
once  again,  thanks  for  supporting  us !!!

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5th November 2020
Dear supporters,

These  have  been  difficult  times,  and  we  are  glad  that  you  all  have  supported  us,  the  funds are  being  used  for  monthly  rent  of  the  artroom  space  and  fifteen  on-going scholarships / stipends  for  kids

Many  thank  to  all  of  you  once  again,  please  keep  sharing  the  love
Dear supporters,

These  have  been  difficult  times,  and  we  are  glad  that  you  all  have  supported  us,  the  funds are  being  used  for  monthly  rent  of  the  artroom  space  and  fifteen  on-going scholarships / stipends  for  kids

Many  thank  to  all  of  you  once  again,  please  keep  sharing  the  love
30th July 2020
thanks  everyone  for  supporting,  

the  last  four  months  have  been  really  difficult,  and  the  next  few  months  seem  bleak  too,  but  we  hope  to  keep  the  space  alive,    
moneys  were  used  for  space  rents,  monsoon  repairs  and  on-going  scholarships / stipends / allowances  to  a  few  kids
thanks  everyone  for  supporting,  

the  last  four  months  have  been  really  difficult,  and  the  next  few  months  seem  bleak  too,  but  we  hope  to  keep  the  space  alive,    
moneys  were  used  for  space  rents,  monsoon  repairs  and  on-going  scholarships / stipends / allowances  to  a  few  kids
22nd February 2020
hello  to  our  lovely  supporters
we  have  combined  the  chota  library  and  the  chota  gallery  space,  due  to  the  practical  understanding  of  the  funds  we  have  been  able  to  raise  in  the  last  year  and  half  and  what  we  could  do  with  those  moneys,  
we  feel  this  is  a  better  way  to  go  forward  as  of  now,  your  contribution  have  been  very  helpful  to  keep  the  program  running  for  the  last  year  and  half

thanks  thanks  and  please  spread  the  word  and  keep  the  love  coming
hello  to  our  lovely  supporters
we  have  combined  the  chota  library  and  the  chota  gallery  space,  due  to  the  practical  understanding  of  the  funds  we  have  been  able  to  raise  in  the  last  year  and  half  and  what  we  could  do  with  those  moneys,  
we  feel  this  is  a  better  way  to  go  forward  as  of  now,  your  contribution  have  been  very  helpful  to  keep  the  program  running  for  the  last  year  and  half

thanks  thanks  and  please  spread  the  word  and  keep  the  love  coming
Rs.181,938 raised

Goal: Rs.1,200,000

Beneficiary: himanshu s info_outline

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Anonymous donated Rs.100
Hrithik
Hrithik donated Rs.1,000
JS
Jan donated $22

Just a little support!

CF
Camilla donated €10
JF
Jo donated C$100

Keep up the good work, guys

kp
kashvi donated Rs.1,000