According to a research, 2 million students cannot afford to buy a book of their choice. The average price of a book is Rs 20 (half of the parking amount we pay in a mall).
This number has only increased after COVID 19, more so in the rural and tribal parts of India where due to tough economic conditions, kids are not able to avail foundational and literacy oriented books.
BooksForAll - a social initiative running since 2016 under the banner of NGO Guzarish - is working to provide books to every kid in this country, so that they have a chance to READ... a chance at BOOKS and a chance to DREAM.
How we do it?We do this by bridging the gap between those who have used books lying on their shelves which are of no use AND the underprivileged kids who need them. We collect these old/new books from individuals, publishers, corporates, schools, etc. and distribute them to underprivileged kids with an aim to ensure that all kids read books and learn from them.
Till date, we have distributed 2.5 Lakh+ books (of which 1.1Lakh we have distributed in 2021) and have reached to over 5,00,000 kids in 15+ states. We have association with ~60 Govt/low income private schools and over 500+ NGOs working on the ground. In addition to this, we have 5 Libraries in Uttarakhand, 1 in Andaman and Nicobar and 3 in Delhi where kids from lower economic background come and enhance their knowledge.
We are supported by marquee brands such as Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Alibaba, IOCL, MakemyTrip, Snapdeal and Ericsson.
You can read more about us at:
Media Coverage: https://www.thebetterindia.com/188116/delhi-donate-old-books-lakhs-underprivileged-children-reading-india/
Website – www.booksforall.org.in
Mission 50,000 books
In 2022, we have a target to distribute 3 Lakh books. However, we are facing a demand supply gap and without solving it, we would not be able to reach our goal.
How can you trust us?
After the fundraiser has closed we will be updating the receipt of the books we purchase for the amount generated and share happy pictures with you.
Please come forward and contribute.!
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