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Help Fund A Vibrant Library Programme In A Children’s Home


The Journey to Empowerment begins with a book

Adhvan Foundation began as a dream to spread the joy of reading and learning to children living in Child Care Institutions and has blossomed into a full fledged activity based Library programme that empowers children living in such institutions by 

  • Supporting literacy
  • Enhancing life skills 
  • Nurturing a love for reading.

Books open our minds and hearts. They are beloved friends who comfort us and confront us, soothe us and unsettle us, help us discover ourselves and understand the world around us. Books push us to think, question and grow. Most of us have grown up reading books and listening to stories and we would want the same for our own children. 

Unfortunately for majority of children in India, books and reading still remain far out of reach. For a child living in a Children’s Home (Orphanage or Shelter home), the likelihood of experiencing the joy of reading reduces even further. For children who have never been exposed to books, merely providing books isn’t enough. They need passionate adults who will make books come alive and help them develop a connection with books and start on their journey to becoming lifelong readers.

Most Children’s Homes are too weighed down with fulfilling the physical needs of the child and often, social and emotional needs of the child fall by the wayside. They are highly structured and regimented. Conformity and obedience are ensured through constant scrutiny. The very care designed to keep children safe also isolates and disconnects them from the larger world.

A vibrant Library programme is the perfect antidote to all that ails Children's Homes. It offers a safe and stimulating space where the children can read, reflect, express, question and dialogue. In the absence of scrutiny, they are able to explore and experiment and discover who they are and develop their own voice and agency.

I have completed my Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Library Educator's Certificate Course offered by Parag (an initiative of Tata Trusts) and Bookworm. I have been working in the field of Library work with underprivileged children for 5 years and with Children’s Homes for 6+ years. My passion and conviction for this programme have emerged from my experiences. A vibrant Library programme designed specially for children living in Children's Homes is transformative.

The programme is currently run at Asha Sadan with 25 children and we hope to begin work with many more children and institutions this year. 

To know more about our work please follow us on facebook (AdhvanIndia) or visit our website (www.adhvan.org) or contact us (megha@adhvan.org).

Children’s Homes are struggling! They are overburdened and under resourced and I need your support to initiate this programme. The funds we raise will enable the running of a Library programme in a Children’s Home for a year. All the funds raised will be used for purchase of good quality books in English and Regional languages (Rs 50000), purchase of stationery and material for activities (Rs 40000) and for transportation of the same (Rs 10000).  

Your support will be greatly appreciated.

“Together let’s spread the love for reading"
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2nd April 2019
Dear Supporters,

Through all your generous contributions we raised funds to run 2 batches our Library Programme at Asha Sadan, a Child Care Institution in Mumbai. The images of the children as they read and listen to stories show the impact of this programme.

We are now all set to start 4 more batches that will reach out to an additional 100 children and we need your continued support to help us realize this dream.

Thank you for all your support
Dear Supporters,

Through all your generous contributions we raised funds to run 2 batches our Library Programme at Asha Sadan, a Child Care Institution in Mumbai. The images of the children as they read and listen to stories show the impact of this programme.

We are now all set to start 4 more batches that will reach out to an additional 100 children and we need your continued support to help us realize this dream.

Thank you for all your support
5th January 2019
Dear Supporters,

Thanks to the support I have received I am finally ready to begin the Library programme in an orphanage in Mumbai. We officially begin on 7th January, 2019. Will be sharing a detailed update soon.

Thank you!
Dear Supporters,

Thanks to the support I have received I am finally ready to begin the Library programme in an orphanage in Mumbai. We officially begin on 7th January, 2019. Will be sharing a detailed update soon.

Thank you!
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Rs.64,300 raised

Goal: Rs.100,000

131 Days to go

Beneficiary: Megha Dharnidharka info_outline

Supporters (18)

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Anonymous donated Rs.5,000

All the best Megha for bringing in a safe s pace for children to think freely and express themselves.

AR
Anamika donated Rs.5,000

This is a great initiative well done and good luck. Hope we can collaborate in the future

MS
Manmohan donated Rs.5,000
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shrija donated US $15
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Maneesha donated Rs.10,000

Megha, all the best for the library. Look forward to seeing it fructify

AJ
Aparna donated Rs.1,000