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Used Tyres Can Help Make A Fun Library For Needy Kids!
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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5 designers, 6 storytellers are taking 120 used tyres & donated books to make a library for needy kids in a school in Goripalaya, Bangalore.
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INR 72,751
GOAL INR 66,180
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Started from 21/10/2016
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120 used Tyres and 700 used Books put together to make a fabulous library for 850 underprivileged kids!

3 amazing organizations based in Bangalore- Anthill, Mantra & Storytime  are now working together to make a fabulous library area creating a unique library that aims to transform the learning experience for underprivileged kids. We are building this library at the FLORIDA school in Goripalya, Bangalore. 

This crowdfunding campaign is set to raise 66,180 INR to build this library for these kids. This will give us an opportunity to change the lives of these underprivileged kids and give them a more wholesome learning experience! 

Imagine changing the lives of these kids for just ₹ 80 !

The objective of the campaign:

Today's children are so often caught up with the standard ways of measuring success that they lose out on the real joys of education and growing up. We believe the real lessons of life are not learnt in a classroom by reading textbooks alone, but by experiencing life first-hand. This also helps expand their horizons beyond the four walls of school as well.

An active reading and learning centre will provide students easy access to books that pique their interest and awaken their imagination. A fun place where they can relax, play and develop themselves. A space to grow up the right way - this is what we aim to build through this project.

What has been done so far?

In order to build the learning centre, the two major requirements are the right set of books and the right design of the space.

The furniture and decor of the room is currently under design. By using reusable materials like, old tyres and shelves, chairs and tables will be built. The library will be set-up in a non-conventional and highly inviting style for the children. In order to transform the large classroom into a space more conducive to creative thinking and free expression, the walls have been painted with bright, colourful images and quotes, by the volunteers for this project.

 Pic:  Scrap types used to make furniture

Pic: Creatively painted libraries  by our volunteers

Through hugely successful book drives conducted across Bangalore, over 700 children's books ranging from fairytales to mysteries to comics have been collected for this purpose. Once sorted according to age and reading level, these books will be the core of the learning centre.

   

 Pic: Old books collected through donations  

Objectives of the project:

  • To create a uniquely designed, functional, low cost learning area that includes new book collections.
  •  An environment conducive to learning and play.
  • Provide the space with plenty of learning aids so that they support the school's curriculum and serve as the educational hub of the school.
  • To design a practical and replicable model, that can be taken to transform or renew such spaces in other public schools locally and nationally.

About Florida school:

Florida English School situated in a community known as Goripalya. It is one of Mantra's partner schools. The School started by Zaka ulla Shariff and caters to 850 students from the community who are guided by 23 teachers. The Goripalya community falls in the low-income category and encompasses a cluster of slums in the Padarayanapura vicinity.

The number of direct beneficiaries will include all children and staff of the school. The indirect beneficiaries would include parents who have basic reading skills. The estimated number of direct and indirect beneficiaries put together is 1700, if not more.

Who are we? What do we do?

STORYTIME

An initiative that started off as an attempt by a group of college students to fulfil a child's wish to read, Storytime, today is an international network of volunteers who set up reading environments in under-resourced schools and communities. From 2013 to today, Storytime has had several initiatives under their umbrella ranging from single shelf libraries to library renovations to reading buddies, with a presence in over 4 countries across the globe.

Storytime has co-created 22 reading spaces over the course of three years.


Transformed an overlooked room into a reading space equipped with books and other learning materials, In Chennai Primary School, Velachery.

  • Revived an unused library at VVSHS, Mannuthy, Kerala.
  • Created a full-fledged library at ECI Matriculation School, Thondiarpet, Chennai.

 Find out more about Storytime at www.storytime.co.in and https://facebook.com/strytym

ANTHILL

Anthill Creations was founded by 5 passionate architecture grads from IIT-Kharagpur, we use recycled tyres & scrap to build wonderful, play areas & libraries for destitute & underprivileged children .Anthill aims to mobilise communities by creating low-cost, sustainable play spaces from recycled tires & scrap. We transform spaces into creative areas for children! These play spaces are created for children of all age-groups, with a specific focus on early childhood learning.

Anthill created the first low cost playground made of old tyres at the IIT Kharagpur campus. This was at the Disha Seema care centre in IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal. We built this playground for underprivileged kids & received assistance from Michelin tyres & college alumni. Contributions from batch mates and juniors made this DIY project a huge success.

MANTRA

Mantra is a not for profit, non- governmental organisation started by Santosh More (ex-Janagraha employee, TFI alum, ex-Infosys employee) and Khushboo Ashwati (ex-Narayana Health employee, TISS graduate and ex-Wipro employee) in the year 2013 armed with the vision to create a better world  through quality education and health care.

Mantra focuses on its School Transformation and Empowerment Project(STEP), which is a two year school immersion project that aims at transforming the whole school. STEP has been implemented in 12 schools urban Bengaluru; 10 low-fee private schools and 2 government schools. It caters to 6600 students, guided by 202 teachers.

Cost Break Up:

We are running this campaign to raise funds for constructing a library in Florida School. The campaign goal is ₹ 66,180.

Net of crowdfunding fees the NGO will utilise all the funds collected towards the building of the library. There is no admin cost. 

 Below is the cost breakup:


FAQs

What is unique about your organisation(s)? What is the differentiating factor compared to similar NGO’s/products?

  • The learning commons project in Florida is unique for a bunch of reasons. The need of such a space in the mentioned community has been thoroughly researched. This outcome is the result of a month-long discussion with kids and the school management. These kids are also very invested in the project as it is bringing to life for them, a space to gain access to a quality reading environment.
Fortnightly updates have been committed to after the campaign ends.
1 month ago


Dear supporter,

The School in Goripalya was buzzing with activity in the previous weekends. Thanks to your generosity, the 13 volunteers who turned up was able to create over 15 pieces of furniture from tyres. We, the people at Mantra, Anthill creations and Storytime truly appreciate your support in making this a reality. Here's what individuals shared during their time at the school.

Creating these pieces of furniture was like weaving magic... It's like you sway your wand and suddenly, the simple tyre transforms into a creative and bright seat - as simple as that - Khushboo Awasthi

 

 It's amazing how the used scrap tires can be used to create lively spaces - Pooja Rai


All the fun and laughter we had, working on small units, experimenting with our creativity, putting in physical effort in shaping up that room and above all, knowing that all of this will finally come together as something huge and impactful - it was an amazing feeling and the perfect stress buster after a long week - Cindy Mathew

The fabrication work will be completed in two more weeks, and the space will be opened up for kids in the first week of March. More updates coming soon. Please feel free to send us a message here if you wish to visit the location in any of these days.

Thanking you once again.

- The team

3 months ago


Dear Supporter,

On the closing day of the campaign for the Goripalaya project, we have happily hit INR 72,651 which is 109% of the target amount, all thanks to your generosity!

All of us at Storytime, Mantra and Anthill, along with the kids at Goripalaya, wholeheartedly thank you for believing in us and investing in us. Special mention to fueladream team for their support.

Now that we have the required funds, we will be starting work on the library this week and will be progressing in phases. The project is slotted for completion by late January next year.

If you are in Bangalore, and you would like to continue to be a part of this project, please do reach out to us on storytime.kochi@gmail.com and we will get in touch with you with details on the project execution. Feel free to drop us a message through fueladream portal using the 'Message campaign owner' option as well.


Hoping to hear from you soon, and once again, thank you for the love you have shown us!

4 months ago


Dear Supporter,

A big Thank you for supporting us on this campaign. With 9 more days to go, together with 40 funders we have raised 86% of the funds required to bring the proposed library to the kids in Goripalaya.

The campaign gathered a huge amount of publicity in local and national media in the previous weeks.

Here are the links to a few of them :

The Better India : https://goo.gl/nJCUQh

The Economic Times : https://goo.gl/hjAvL0

The Times of India : https://goo.gl/MiwS3S

We are very confident that with supporters like you, the campaign will exceed the target amount and bring joy to the kids in the community

Please send your queries/feedback to storytime.kochi@gmail.com . Every query regarding the campaign will be promptly answered in less than 24 hours.

A little more support, and we are ready to go !

Feel free to share the campaign with your personal/Work network by using this iink : https://fueladream.com/home/campaign/430

PS : If you are in bangalore and have used tyres that you are willing to give away, please send us a message (or email on storytime.kochi@gmail.com ). 

Thanks in advance !


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