Sharing a Book, Shaping the Future.
Share A Book, India started as a campaign to make sure that reading books in school for pleasure isn't considered a luxury but a necessity! We have grown as an organisation with a simple motto in mind to enable each child to read, imagine and grow to her fullest potential. We are determined to revolutionize education through the process of reading, as we believe that it is the only instrument, which can make learning easier for children, improve the quality of education, reduce student dropout rates, as well as fight social evils like child labour, child marriage etc., simultaneously.
Volunteers across India from diverse backgrounds have joined this reading movement initiated by us. They are given challenging roles to fulfil during their time as Youth Leaders of SABIA. Volunteers are required to dedicate their time to the cause every Saturday and hold regular story-telling sessions with schoolchildren of the third standard and above. Our volunteers help set up libraries and train students and teachers as members of library committees. Formalizing the library system is crucial to making books accessible to children in a regular manner.
Some other ways you can help are by simply donating your old books here - those that you think you will not be picking up anytime soon; sponsoring a library; or simply by referring a school in your locality or in your knowledge that you think will benefit from our intervention. If you want to join us in this endeavour, we heartily welcome you.
Volunteers of any age group, possessing adequate literacy and record-keeping skills can apply and do their bit to give India a better future. Please click here to read our volunteer guidelines. To join as a volunteer, kindly fill this form.
To refer a school, fill this form.
Registered in December 2020, Share A Book India Association (SABIA) is committed towards building a reading community that is socially and environmentally responsible. We strive to gift the power of imagination and equal opportunity to every child including those with special needs so that everyone can gain perspective and be a productive member of the society.
We are proud to announce that SABIA is currently working across India in 145 schools located in 13 states and 3 UTs (Delhi, Kashmir and Ladakh), with over 25,000 children learning through our library development and reading programs.
We are also determined to develop braille/audio libraries in schools for children with special needs. We are already in talks to establish our first such library in Kota, Rajasthan.
To view a list of the schools under Share A Book India Association, click here.
Coronavirus has deeply affected the field of education.
With schools being closed for the last 1.5 years and with the shift to
an online medium of education, the inequalities have risen and
deepened all around the world and especially in India.
The survey conducted by Share A Book India Association (SABIA) is
our effort to understand the effect of COVID-19 pandemic on
teachers and number of schools across different regions in India.