Katha celebrates the joy of reading week

31st August – 9th September 2010

To celebrate 22 years of Katha’s engagement in the field of education, equity and poverty alleviation and the successful completion of two years into the innovative ‘I Love Reading Campaign’ which has brought 100,000 children in Government and MCD schools to reading at grade level and for fun, Katha is rejoicing the success of all the children and their communities during the Joy of Reading Week from Aug 31 to Sept 9, 2010.

The series of events planned during this week are a part of colloquia that Katha is organizing through the year to look at issues of access to quality education for children living in urban slums, and to see how urban poverty can be tackled through a seamless education that links pre-school to K-12 to college.

The happenings spread across the week are as follows:

Saturday, September 4 2010

9:30 am to 4:30 pm, at the India International Centre

WHOSE EDUCATION IS IT ANYWAY? is the thought provoking topic for discussion as teachers and students from MCD and private schools gather together to debate the Right to Education.

9:30 am – 11:30 pm: Whose Education Is It Anyway? Students Debate
12:00 pm: Katha Student Librarian Awards

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Whose Education Is It Anyway? Teachers Debate
4:30 pm: Tea followed by the Katha Reading Teachers Awards.

Monday, September 6 2010

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at MCD School Adchini, MCD School Hauz Khas, Katha Reading Centre Tughlakabad, GRC Lal Kuan

Folk art forms of India – An Art Workshop

Book Launch – Mai and her friends

Book Mela

Tuesday, September 7 2010

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at MCD School Lado Sarai, MCD School Green park, MCD School Tajpur Pahadi, Katha School Bandhu Camp, GRC Lal Kuan

Book Launch – Free Mountain

Fun with numbers workshop

Book Mela

Wednesday, September 8 2010

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at Primary Girls MCD School RK Puram, Neb Sarai Evening MCD School, Katha Reading Centre Bandhu Camp, Katha School Prhaladpur

Book Launch – Kisne Banaya

On a literary trail – A Reading Workshop

Book Mela

Thursday, September 9 2010

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM, at MCD School RK Puram, MCD School Mohamad Pur, KRC Lal Kuan, Katha School Sonia Gandhi Camp

Book Launch – Days with Thathu

Navarasa, a thinking theatre Workshop

Book Mela

Though the years Katha has brought good reading to millions of children across linguistic, cultural and socio-economic divides and has also played an important part in bringing quality education to thousands of children, leading to economic resurgence of the urban communities.