Balwadis (Pre-School Centres)

Environmental Education in Schools

Gram Pustakalaya (Village Libraries)

Sandhya Kendra (Evening Centres)

Computer Literacy

Kishori Shikshan (Adolescent Education)

Women’s literacy and education

Preventive Health Care and Education

Gram Shikshan Kendra (Community Learning Centres)


Gram Pustakalaya (Village Libraries)

Even small libraries in remote villages create an appetite for books and reading among the young, where opportunities for getting suitable reading material are otherwise limited.

Our village libraries are housed in a room (usually panchayat-ghar, Jan Milan kendra) in the village, provided by the community at no cost. The library normally opens for 2 hours in the evening daily. There are about 300 books for different age-groups, newspapers, magazines, sports-goods and a librarian (generally a local girl). The programme was started in March 2010 with 15 libraries. There are 75 libraries now, all over Uttarakhand.