Library Storage Project

Project Brief: Schools supported by Asha Chennai need to buy bookshelves to house donated books
Project Type: One Time / Infrastructure (description)
Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Secondary Focus: other

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Berkeley
Status: completed - requirements ended
Project Steward: Suchitha Sundaram
Project Partner(s):
Other Contacts:
Project Address: , 54 Bhimasena Garden Street,,Mylapore,
TAMIL NADU  600004
Tel: 98844-37340
Stewarding Chapter: Berkeley
Sep 2009BerkeleyUSD 4093

Total = $4093

In June 2008, the Omprakash Foundation donated books to schools across India. Rural Tamil Nadu schools supported by Asha Chennai were some of the beneficiaries. Around 250 boxes of books were donated, with about 60-80 books in each box. The books are mostly aimed at pre-school and primary school students.

Asha Chennai distributed the books to the various schools and balwadis (nurseries) and would like to help with storage as well. They would like to create a mini-library at each school, facilitated by the use of bookshelves. They have decided to buy steel bookshelves with doors and locks on each, since this is a relatively inexpensive and durable option.
To support education in rural Tamil Nadu
To improve access to age-appropriate books for schoolchildren
To improve the education offered by government schools across the state of Tamil Nadu
Asha Chennai is a chapter of Asha, an organization committed to spreading education throughout India. Asha was originally founded at UC Berkeley in 1991, and several chapters sprung up in the following years. The Chennai chapter started up in 2000 and has been active in promoting better education in Tamil Nadu. Its primary focus is improving the education offered at government schools across the state. They are currently funding/executing about 10 projects.