THE FIG TREE LEARNING CENTRE

Project Brief: In April 2018 the team consisting of four people started a small library in the village ofKasaghattapura, Bangalore North. Regular sessions have been held twice a week from 4.00.pm to 6.00.pm. Typically about 25 children come between the 5-13 yrs age grp.
Project Type: Alternative Education (description)
Primary Focus: vocational training (description)

Secondary Focus: creating resources

Area: Rural
Supporting Chapter Contact: Bangalore
Status: proposal-evaluation by chapter
Project Steward: Swapna Manjunath
Project Partner(s): Jane Sahi
Other Contacts: Padmanava Sen
Project Address: , 115 VISHRAM HSG EXGE BG,SILVEPURA, SOLADEVANAHALLI,CHIKKABANAVA,Bangalore,
KARNATAKA  560088
Tel: 011 91 9902985284
Stewarding Chapter: Bangalore

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More details on the project:

From June three of the team have been going to the local Government Primary School in Tarabanahalli for standard 1 to 4 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Language classes are conducted and two small classroom libraries have been set up. In addition we do work in the nearby Government aided Kannada medium school with the first and second standard children and take language classes on a Monday morning. We plan to extend the work to two more Government primary schools in the locality and set up two more libraries in nearby villages.

After the school closed we have been thinking how best we could share some of the resources including he collection of books we have with a larger number of children.In the Fig Tree Learning Centre work has been done to cover the books and catalogue them in a systematic way. The books have also been stamped with the Fig Tree Learning Centre logo. It may be premature to describe this as a success but it has certainly been an exciting beginning. In the last four weeks we have started a small library in the village of Kasaghattapura, a village on the outskirt of North Bengaluru.
To promote the setting-up and running of small centers for education including, community libraries for the economically weaker for sections of the society. The Trust shall function in Karnataka and or any part of Union of India as maybe decided upon by the trustees from time to time.
In April 2018 the team consisting of four people started a small library in the village of Kasaghattapura, Bangalore North. Regular sessions have been held twice a week from 4.00.pm to 6.00.pm. typically about 25 children come between the ages of 5 to 13 years. Previous efforts by this groupis documented in an earlier Asha project. (https://ashanet.org/project/?pid=926)