Chophado Yobin and his colleague Khiodo Yobin want to change this trend, by starting a library in their village! There is a primary school in Gandhigram, and the local church runs a weekly Sunday school there too. Studies show that, alongside classroom learning, reading stories and looking at photos, designs, illustrations go a great way in developing child and teenage minds. Chophado, Khiodo and I want to contribute to this, as well as the local teachers' efforts, by giving them additional materials, and giving the children the opportunity to look through different books and learn stories from other cultures.
I've collected more than a thousand English & Hindi children's and picture books and magazines for this effort. After several years of work, Chophado and Khiodo finally built a library structure in 2017, but it's made of wood and needs waterproofing so that the books can be protected during the monsoon (which runs from March/April to October).
Please help us in this effort. For the cost of one small coffee, you could help us insure this library, and nurture the children's natural curiosity, expand their horizons and change their learning outcomes for the better.