Like all things great, we will begin with a story. Our story.
Our mission is to set up a library in every school in India and make reading accessible to all. True to our motto, we want each child to "Read, Imagine, Grow"!
At Share A Book India Association, we believe that reading must become a focus area and a movement which involves everyone in order to improve the literacy standards prevalent across India.
The idea is to let no child be a school dropout, empower them with basic comprehension skills, and most importantly avoid students going beyond primary education without fully mastering lifelong skills. We try to introduce the pleasure of reading to those that are unable to read despite wanting to. Our goal of having a library for all such that there are books in the hand of every child is more than just a target. It is an ideology that will benefit students excel in all the spheres of their life and help them towards being responsible citizens of the world.
Going beyond just reading books, we also want to inculcate team spirit, creativity, observation, curiosity and others crucial aspects through various kind of engaging activities in our Library Development Program.
ISSUES WE ADDRESS
Reading is not a luxury. Books are for everyone
Books help children step out of their comfort zone slowly into the world, and broaden their horizons and imaginations. Access to education is everyone’s birthright. Through our initiative of building libraries, we hope to bring students near to the age-old written medium of books. Through their rich, diverse variety, books can grant children the vision to dream beyond their circumstances. But unfortunately, many people may consider them a luxury. We intend to change that. A book is not a luxury: it is meant to be a common ground for one and all.
Reduce school dropouts by eradicating the concept of fear of language
A lot of students feel a great deal of stress when they are unable to cope with the spoken part of a second language and it often impairs them in more ways than one. For instance, their self-esteem or self-confidence takes a back seat when they perhaps see their acquaintances picking it up easier than they did. As a result, many students give up and simply become dropouts which reduces their possibilities for proper employment opportunities. There are various simple techniques which can be used to overcome this cycle, and SABIA incorporates them into the library routine.
Strengthen reading skills, an elementary part of the foundation on which a child's education rests.
A lot of one’s success depends on their ability to read. There are very few people who have succeeded in the world without any literary background. As such, we aim to build this basic level foundation because that's the only thing which can ensure a strong and worthy structure. And in this case, an individual is no less than a building which needs the best framework to stand properly against the environment.
Rote to creative learning
Increase their knowledge base and polish their basic concepts of English. Like we noted before, many students often dropout just because of their inability to understand the textbooks. As such, we start with the basic concepts so that we can monitor the points where each individual is weak and we can work on. Moreover, we hope to make children acknowledge the difference between simply memorizing something and truly learning it.
Teach them team-spirit, creativity, observation, curiosity and others through various kinds of engaging activities along with read aloud session. Through the various activities that we carry out, we try to imbibe the bond of humanity among the students. We all know that being literate simply does not mean that one is educated. As such, we place a lot of importance on personality development as well through self and group activities, so as to develop the team spirit in the students. We also try to imbibe the qualities of curiosity and inquisitiveness, creativity, observation and others, through them.
Universal quality education. Raising a generation of thinkers, readers and leaders
Lastly, through our efforts we hope to influence the youngsters- the future of the country, in a healthy and intellectual manner, so that they may too, grow up and become responsible members of the society, and they in turn, will be influenced to help others. We hope to make sure that the future coming generations only prove to be greater than we can possibly have dreamt to be, especially when these youngsters are so very full of potential.