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  project name ~ Eureka Peoples Library Project - 2006

category ~ Literacy and Education




  Project Name


Eureka Peoples Library Project - 2006



AID Chennai



Literacy and Education






Tamil Nadu

  Budget Approved


$ 4400


  Year Approved







1   2   3   4   5   6   7     

  Chapter Coordinators


Narayan Vaidyanathan


Bay Area










Sensing an urgent need for a scalable women and children centered library movement in villages, AID Chennai has come up with a well thought out, innovative proposal of establishing high quality, regularly updated libraries in 5000 villages of Tamil Nadu, at a cost of about $30 per libary per year. AID Chennai, along with a group of other local NGOs, will work in 10 networks of 500 villages, which are again divided into 10 clusters of 50 villages each. Training programs for the library coordinators at different levels, feedback mechanism for the library readerships, and monthly review meetings have been worked into the proposal.





Close to 2000 libraries running. 80,000 children are registered with the library and 200,000 estimated to be using the library. The library has enthused children to take up story writing and 15,000 participated in a state wide story writing competition 200 libraries run by AID India direct 35+ NGOs participating in the program 100 laminated cards prepared





For the original goals - please see Eureka peoples library 2005. The second year goals are as follows 1) Stabilize the 2000 libraries - controlled expansion 2) Try and get the Govt to add the libraries to their SSA operations in 2500 villages 3)Strengthen material supply 4) increase registration and usage of library 5) more activities around the library



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