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Support To Set Up A Rural Library and Resource Centre
of Rs.1,75,000
4 supporters

    Created by

    DEVISE - Developing Inclusive Education
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Children and youth

    from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh


DEVISE - Developing Inclusive Education, was started by us - Avinash Reddy and Ananye Krishna while we were studying at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. Our objective is to provide access to quality education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

With the constant support of volunteers from our University, we have conducted English training sessions for children from villages near our University (Shamirpet, Pudur, Muneerabad, Turkapally) and set up a Reading Room and a Community Base for Education (CuBE) to provide access to bilingual books.

We are now working to set up a rural library and resource centre in Gunipally village - Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, to provide access to a wide range of books and resources for nearly 1500 children and youth living in 6-7 villages nearby.

We intend to provide access to at least the following books-
Vernacular books, bilingual books, preparatory books for NEET, JEE, CA, CLAT, UPSC etc., basic arithmetic and English vocabulary books.

The importance of libraries is well known and well documented almost a century ago, in 1927, celebrated Librarian and Mathematician S.R. Ranganathan had said that "The potentiality of a well-developed Rural Library Service for the upliftment of the masses is enormous."

We need your support to work towards this objective and build this library from scratch. The amount raised will be used to buy books, set up the library infrastructure and to provide a stipend to the library resource person.

Broad allocation of funds:

300 Books @ avg price of Rs. 250 - Rs. 75,000
Newspaper and Magazine Subscriptions - Rs. 12000 annually
Stipend to Librarian @ 5000/month - Rs. 60,000
4 Book Racks @ Rs. 5000 each - Rs. 20,000
1 Large Table - Rs. 3000
1 Cumputer Table - Rs. 2000
10 Chairs @ 500 each - Rs. 5000
Electricity charges @ Rs 300/month - Rs. 3600 annually

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