𝐒𝐢𝐫 𝐒𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐛𝐫𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫.
We believe Libraries are the fuel for imagination, a sanctuary for questioning voices, and catalysts for change. They are the Oxygen for thinking minds. Libraries connect communities, make them stronger, and pave the way for a land of freedom and equality. They should be open to all, and they need to be free.
Libraries can help uplift reading, comprehension, and knowledge. What if we could bring a community library to a remote village, which even lacks quality schools. Imagine, the impact that a community library would have in such a place. Imagine, inquisitive minds in a remote village having a place where they can read great authors, and partake in focused learning exercises.
With this aim and objective, a group of students lead by Sheikh Aabid Hussain and Wamiq Mujtaba along with locals have come together to set up a library and resource centers at Marwah a backward area devoid of Electricity, Roads, Telecommunications, Internet, Quality Education etc.
A community library in Marwah, District Kishtwar (J&K) would be extremely useful in providing a place of knowledge gathering, and imbibing a culture to read. The Sir Syed Community Library and Resource Centre, will directly benefit 9,000 readers and learners from different age groups from 15 nearby villages.The vision is to operate the library as a learning centre for the community that thrives on volunteer teaching (both physical and distance) and lifelong learning. In furtherance of this, we are designing programs that would allow learners to gain useful knowledge and skills. Through a back-end team consisting of University students, educationalists and lawyers – working remotely – we are also striving for the socio-legal empowerment of the community through awareness and education.
The library needs funds to sustain its activities and meet its administrative expenses. To carry on helping students of this backward area, who have dreams but no resources to fulfill their dreams.