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  Project Name

 

tnsf library project

  NGO

 

TNSF (Tamil Nadu Science Forum)

  Category

 

Literacy and Education

  District

 

tamilnadu 50 blocks

  State

 

Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved

 

$ 2190

 

  Year Approved

 

1999

 

 
 
 
 
 

  Photographs

 

  Chapter Coordinators

 

Archana Iyer
Ravi Devarasetty

 

Penn State
Raleigh

 

  Caption

 

 

 

  Summary

 

 

The idea behind the program is simple and (hopefully) self sustaining. Initially a TNSF volunteer tries to excite interest among the villagers for a library by means of an informal session with books and story telling. A response of ten-twenty villagers is sufficient to form a village library which can then register with the central office for a payment of Rs10. A one time registration fee of Rs10 and a monthly payment of Rs2 per member helps the village library to order books from the main office. For the initial round, to help encourage the movement the libraries get a free one year subscription to Thulir (a childrens science magazine) Magalir Sinthanai (womens magazine) and Arivu-Thendral (neo-literate newspaper).


 
 

  Achievements

 

 

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  Goals

 

 

To fil the lacuna in the field of good, affordable tamil books for neo-literates and children. Also simultaneously use the books to educate the villagers on issues of health small enterprises, science education natural resources and promote ideas of empowerment.

 
 

  


 
 
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