In last three months, we at LECIN have reached out to over 4,000 children from five low income communities across Delhi-NCR. Starting with a group of 30 children from Sanjay Colony Okhla, we set up our first pop-up library in 2020. We now have 410+ weekly readers.
Our idea of a library is not limited by its definition. Since the inception of our library program, the team focused on how library spaces should not only revolve around reading, but also should stand as a space for expressing and being your true self.
We are on a mission of creating these happy & safe learning spaces where children could play, learn, grow and most importantly have fun. We are fulfilling our promise to create these transformative and inclusive spaces for children, now its your turn to contribute your bit towards the mission. As we are reaching out to children from most under-resourced communities & helping them discover the joy of reading, we feel the need to add more books & resources to our library.
Here's how you can be a part of this initiative-
Help us build 15 book shelves/racks for safe keeping of books in the library Cost of one unit - Rs.5,000 Cost of 15 units - Rs. 75,000
By the end of this year, we plan to add 1,000 books to our existing collection. Total cost- Rs. 1,50,000
Tablets will help our team maintain records, show videos to children & attend online training workshops. We also plan to start a digital corner for children where they can browse & apply for school admissions, exams. Cost of three tablets- Rs. 40,000
Art is a major component of our library sessions, we need A3 sheets, clay dough, tempera paints & paint brushes to make our sessions more engaging & fun for children.
Cost of 200 packets of A3 sheets (white-coloured 100 each)-Rs. 20,000 Cost of 25 tempera paint bottles- Rs. 4,250 Cost of 100 paint brushes (size 8 & 10)- Rs. 4,000 Cost of 10kg clay dough- Rs. 1800
Thick plastic sheet roll to cover & repair damaged books.
Cost of 10L sanitizer can- Rs. 1,000 Cost of 20 handwash bottles- Rs. 2400 Cost of 10L floor cleaner- Rs. 900
Fruits & Healthy Bakes for Children for three months
Total cost- Rs. 14,400
Celebrated every year from October 2 to 8, #DaanUtsav is India’s biggest festival of giving during which people come together and perform acts of kindness. This Daan Utsav, let's bring thousands of children close to libraries & books.