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Help me fund a library for underprivileged children
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Bal-LOT is an initiative founded by Zubin Berry, a Grade 10 student at Sanskriti School, New Delhi, that seeks to imbibe knowledge of and willingness to participate in democracy in high-school level students in Delhi-NCR.

Using an original curriculum, constitution and other resources, Bal-LOT seeks to inspire children (Bal) to become Leaders of Tomorrow (LOT). By creating responsible citizens aware of their rights and the apparatus of the state, we hope to facilitate better governance not just in the classrooms and hallways today, but in streets and courtrooms tomorrow.

Bal-LOT is now raising funds to establish political libraries in NGO and government schools across India. We have come up with a unique list of books relating to democracy and politics, which we will be donating along with our wider student governance kit to help students of all ages and from all backgrounds begin their democratic learning journey.

 Following are the list of books that I wish to purchase to establish a political science library for numerous schools, and also a breakdown of how I intend to utilise the funds raised.
Nursery - Grade 5
  1. The Politics Book (An Intro to Politics for Kids)
  2. Ambedkar for Kids
  3. On Abdul Kalam
  4. Indira Gandhi
  5. Jawaharlal Nehru
  6. Chanakya and Statescraft
  7. Subhash Chandra Bose
  8. Events That Made Indian History
  9. Chidrens History of India
  10. Long Walk to Freedom- Mandela for Kids
  11. Birsa Munda (the Adivasi Freedom Fighter)- Ghanshyam
  12. The Boy Who Asked Why (BR Ambedkar) 
Class 6-8
  1. On Voting
  2. An Introduction to Feminism 
  3. I Am Malala
  4. World's Greatest Leaders
  5. I am Gandhi
  6. Jyotibha Phule
  7. On the Constitution of India
  8. Childrens book on the Contitution of India 2
Class 9-12
  1. 1975 Emergency
  2. India After Gandhi
  3. Battles Half Won (India and Democracy)
  4. Nehru's Letters to Indira
  5. Phoolan Devi
  6. Feminism in India
  7. Manto and Partition 
  8. Politics in North-East India
  9. Tagore on Nationalism
There are 30 books, the cost which comes out to about 9000 Rs.  For the initial phase, we aim to raise funds to provide about 10 schools with these books, keeping the remaining money for miscellaneous expenditure such as transportation of these books, packaging and other expenditures. If we have any remaining funds, we will use them to buy more books to donate to other NGO’s or schools.

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