There are many community schools in Nepal, even in the major cities like Kathmandu, which do not have libraries. In today’s world, knowledge is not only gained in classrooms by listening to teachers and studying course books, but also by engrossing oneself in the world of literature. So, the kids in these community schools are missing out on the vast world of fiction and science-fiction and at the same time, limiting their creativity and imagination skills.
With this in mind, Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) is making an initiative to start a Book Drive. We expect our volunteers or any interested person to donate at least 5 books of any genre suitable for the children of ages 7 to 18. The books may be new or second hands which are still in good quality. If your books have any of the following issues, they usually won’t be accepted: Dirty, mouldy, burnt, water damaged, damaged binding or pages, missing covers or pages, excessive writing, markings, or highlighting. The donated books will be kept at VSN office for certain time period until the numbers of the books meet the target. Later the collected books will be donated to various community schools according to their needs for the purpose of providing a good library to the students for their intellectual nourishment and growth. We hope that this will enrich the reading habits of the young generation.
In Nepal, many do not emphasize on reading story books as much as the people in other countries do. Children focus on studies alone and forget to expand their creativity. This mainly happens in village areas where the ratio of students to quality education is on the downside. However, this can be changed by applying “One child, one book” policy. Every book donated will play a huge role in the lives of these underprivileged kids. This Book Drive will be an eye opener for them. Certainly, they will be able to rejoice in the world of words and create their own as well. Hence, we highly request you all to donate books, be a part of this project and be a part of this change. If you have any further queries relating to the Book Drive, please feel free to ask us while you’re at the VSN office or mail us, as per your convenience. We hope that this initiative will bring a core change as far as the intellectual developments of the children is concerned.