Katha Junior Fellows
As part of our initiative to launch several community-based libraries this year called COOL! (Community Owned and Operated Learning) Centres, a team of young, dynamic leaders have joined us to run the libraries in their respective communities. We call them the Katha Junior Fellows or KJFs. Most of them have been associated with Katha over the past 4-5 years as DOYTs while some of them have joined us newly. We currently have 50 Katha Junior Fellows with us in Team KHEL*, and we hope to grow in size and spirit over the course of a year or two! Our fellows are also registered trainees with Katha under a specialised 30-30 module training programme that will take place in three phases in the course of this year (the first level of training was successfully completed in June ’17).
The KJFs are passionate, dedicated, and committed to the cause of reading for meaning and joy. They are the primary pall-bearers of Project COOL! and SherNama. They believe in the potential of every child, and in the vision of Katha’s 300 Million Challenge.