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Philanthropy in Libraries – India

June 11, 2013

  1. Read Global http://www.readglobal.org/our-work/read-india
  2. Sakshi NGO and Sakshi NGO Library Program http://www.hardrockindiablog.com/2013/05/hard-rock-book-drive-for-sakshi-ngo.html
  3. Room to Read http://blog.roomtoread.org/room-to-read/2013/02/in-india-mandal-parishad-primary-school-students-take-charge-of-their-library.html
  4. Pratham Books http://blog.prathambooks.org/2013/05/would-you-like-funded-library-for-your.html
  5. Library Project in Rishikesh India http://peacefulpathfinder.wordpress.com/2013/01/22/ramanas-garden-computer-library-project-rishikesh-india/
  6. Ejipura Slum Relief, Library Marketing, and School Adventures http://outofthestacks.wordpress.com/2013/01/29/ejipura-slum-relief-library-marketing-and-school-adventures/
  7. Libraries without borders http://www.librarieswithoutborders.org/project-type/india/
  8. The Bharti Library and Activity Center (BLAC) – to introduce deprived children to bokks and help them upgrade reading skills http://www.bhartirealty.com/csr

Individual Efforts

  1. Pushpendra Pandya’s Crowdsourced Library http://crowdsourcedlibrary.com/
  2. Shabir Mustafa’s Mera Library http://meralibrary.com/
  3. Menaka Sankaralingam RAPO™ – Read And Pass On http://rapo.in/
  4. Umesh Malhotra Hippocampus Reading Foundation http://www.hrfindia.org/
  5. Sanday D Cant Stop Reading – http://www.cantstopreading.com/

On Facebook

  1. RAPO™ – Read And Pass On https://www.facebook.com/groups/ReadAndPassOn/
  2. Reading Caterpillar Childrens Book Club at Nizamuddin West –http://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Delhi-India/Reading-Caterpillar-A-book-club-for-Children/90266483344

Newspaper Articles

  1. Group of friends (Ashutosh Nandwana, Nandan Singh Lalwal, Sundeep Choudhary, Vivek Kakkar and Dolly Munjal) set up library for poor children http://gulfnews.com/news/world/india/group-of-friends-set-up-library-for-poor-children-1.1214181
  2. Shabir Mustafa, founder of Mera Library http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/article5421684.ece
  3. Pushpendra Pandya’s Crowdsourced Library http://www.dnaindia.com/lifestyle/report-crowdsourced-library-in-mumbai-is-spreading-the-joy-of-reading-1927488

 

Causes

  1. Care And Educate Slum Kids In Guntur, India http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/bass-india/ 
  2. Hippocampus Reading Foundation https://www.causes.com/HRF 
  3. Building A First Great School – In Rural Karnataka http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/building-a-drl-school-in-rural-karnataka-india/

Note: The listing is Alphabetical and is not on basis of popularity or ranking. If your name is not here or should not be classified under ‘Philanthropy in Libraries ’ or ‘Philanthropy in Libraries – from India’ please email us at indialibraries@gmail.com. Will update it. India Libraries attempts to collate all information useful – for, by, of, about LIS professionals from India. And IndiaLibraries does not endorse any of those listed here.

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