Naga Chokkanathan

Archive for December 2012

I am associated (As a translator / editor) with Pratham Books, a Bangalore based not-for-profit publishers who are committed to a vision of “A Book In Every Child’s Hand”.

Pratham is publishing books in English and multiple Indian Languages, at a very reasonable price, coupled with many projects to take them to libraries and NGOs for free, Recently they also started publishing “Story Cards” (Sort of MiniBooks) for very young children,

On this regard, they have planned a new project called ‘multiple language story card sachet’. Success of their story cards at schools has inspired them to think of ways to reach these story cards to children at an easily accessible kirana store or a shop around the street corner in a sachet. A transparent sachet contains 5 different story cards at very affordable price point of Rs 20. Each story card is a story written and illustrated to fit a folded A4 size paper in 4 colours and laminated to last for at least 2-3 years. And these come in many language options too!

Pratham Books stands to win a grant from a contest announce recently, called the “Spark the Rise” challenge. (http://www.sparktherise.com/ ) They need our support to make this dream real.

You can Help Pratham Books reach out to many more children and readers by voting for their project with a Missed Call Or SMS Or Web,

1. Give a missed call from your mobile phone. Call +912261850908 with your mobile phone to vote. A confirmation SMS will be sent to you after your call. Missed call votes will not be accepted from landlines. Only Indian mobile numbers can vote

2. Alternatively you can also vote via SMS. Type in – MHRISEP06880 and send it to 54646 (Charges : Rs.3 per SMS)

3. If you’d rather vote online, you can do so by visiting the site, registering on it and then voting. You can’t vote without registering on the site. The URL is : http://www.sparktherise.com/projectdetails.php?pId=6880

If you have any queries about the project, please write to web@prathambooks.org

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