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Covid-19 pandemic and widespread school closures has profoundly changed the everyday lives of children. Amidst the nationwide lock downs in the country, the approach to children’s learning and particularly of those from the marginalized sections has been affected. More than academics the social and emotional well-being of children need to be taken care of at this time. And what better way than stories that children can read, hear and watch. To enable access to stories and other resources for children and teachers, Parag initiated ‘Hawa Mahal’ & ‘Library Khidki’ as eMagazines in the states of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.

Both the eMagazines are curated to ensure a selection audio visual stories, stories in pdf format, resources around art and craft that children can attempt at home, teacher resource material in the form of short videos and academic papers.

A feedback mechanism has been developed to improve the quality of both the magazines.

Hawamahal

Initiated in collaboration with Rajasthan State Council of Educational Research & Training, Udaipur, Centre for microFinance, Jaipur and other organizations working in the field of education, Hawamahal is circulated every Saturday across Rajasthan through various channels.

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Hawamahal
Library Khidki

Library Khidki

A joint effort with the Department of Basic Education, Uttar Pradesh, Library Khidki is circulated twice a week on every Tuesday and Friday within the state of Uttar Pradesh. It comprises stories, poems, activities, articles and quality educational material for children and teachers through an online medium.

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Our Libraries

Parag has supported libraries across 8 states. Our libraries are present across government schools and community centres. We work closely with teachers and children to build their capacity in running vibrant libraries. We also involve parents through community engagement.

Kitablet

Kitablet is an e-Library app that hosts children’s books from some of India’s best publishers. The library is for children of grades 1-8, has books both in English and Hindi, and can be accessed on desktops, laptops or/and tablets.

Case Studies
How libraries impact different stakeholders

The schools libraries set up by Parag in Gurmitkal block of Karnataka have impacted not just students, but built the skills of the library facilitators and established the library as an integral part of school education.