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completed - requirements ended
Project Steward
Ankur Sarin
ankursarin AT yahoo DOT com
Project Partner(s)
Prabha Balaraman
prabhabalaraman AT gmail DOT com
Additional Contact
Dimple Kapoor
dimplekapoor AT hotmail DOT com
Project Address
AID-INDIA old no 20,new no 34,
Retinam street, gopalapuram,
Chennai, TAMIL NADU  86
Tel: 28350403.
Funds Disbursed

Total = $13,500

TOTAL: $13,500.00
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Project Description

The project is seeking to create a network of village libraries in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. It uses an innovative hierarchical structure to not only ensure supervision and guidance but also to enable exchange between local libraries to reduce costs. The Eureka People's Library also seeks to develop and produce appropriate materials for neo-literates in local languages.Asha is currently supporting 70 libraries each in Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Purpose / Goals

Asha DC received another proposal in February 2006 to start a library movement spanning 5000 villages in Tamil Nadu. The cost of one library is about $30 per year. Asha DC has approved partial funding for 500 libraries.

Organization Description

AID Chennai has been very active in Tamil Nadu since 2001. Their work has spanned education, health, disaster relief, and microcredit amongst other activities. In addition to the main office in Chennai, AID Chennai works in various districts in Tamil Nadu with partner NGOs and through groups initiated by them. -

Project Type: Resource Centers (description)

Primary Focus: creating resources (description)

Area: Rural

Additional Information

Asha NYC/NJ is funding 70 libraries in Tamil Nadu and 70 in Andhra Pradesh
In February 2006, Asha DC received a proposal to start 5000 libraries all over Tamil Nadu as part of a rural library movement. Asha DC has approved partial funding for 500 libraries.
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Oct 2006Presentation from "Know Your Projects" session
Apr 2006Proposal for 5000 libraries
??? 2005Proposal
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