Skill in village

The Skill in Village Library Project

Skill in Village Library

What ?

The Skill in Village program will be executed in 100 centres this year, and aspires to impact 7000 students by equipping them with relevant English skills. The library project is one of the initiatives, which will help the program reach closer to its ultimate vision of providing 21st century skills to rural students.Through this initiative we aim to provide at least 30 books to each of it's centres in North Karnataka and Telangana.Aligned with the curriculum of the program, the library will have English story books for 10-15 age group, the use of which will be monitored by the trainer.

Why ?

To enable the students to 'read to learn and learn to read'
To inspire the students through textual and graphic content
To motivate the students to imagine, think and ask questions
To provide a sustainable and fun environment for reading and learning among the students

How ?

The collected books would be used every Saturday by the Skill in Village teachers and students to conduct reading and role play sessions.

Project Status

The project began with a crowdfunding campaign that collected 42,757 Rs, from 22 individuals from all across the world. The contributions were used to purchase a total of 645 books as of the latest records and we are in a position to create a library having 20 books per centre. The books have been majorly procured from Pratham books, Tulika book house and Amazon. Through the funds and books collected from this campaign, we aim to open more libraries and have a minimum of 30 books in each centre.


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Bank details for Siv DS library project
Name of Account : Deshpande Foundation
Account Number : 309006928814
IFSC Code : RATN0000056
Branch : Dharwad
Bank Name : Ratnakar Bank Ltd
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Deshpande Foundation,
Skill Development Center,
Airport Road, Hubballi - 580 030

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