chota library | Milaap
chota library
of Rs.12,00,000
78 supporters
  • hs

    Created by

    himanshu shetty
  • hs

    This fundraiser will benefit

    himanshu s

    from Mumbai, Maharashtra

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
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once  again,  thanks  for  supporting  us !!!

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