“We may sit in our library and yet be in all quarters of the earth.” said John Lubbock.
An American educational reformist Horace Mann said, "A house without books is like a room without windows. No man has a right to bring up children without surrounding them with books.... Children learn to read being in the presence of books."
How many of the children, especially those came from socially and economically backgrounds, can be surrounded by books to explore all quarters of the earth through books?
Books are an integral part in any child’s development. It is the responsibility of the parents to provide their children books. But, when they themselves starving, looking a way to earn on their children’s labor to get a meal a day, how can they provide books?
An interesting book in the hands of a child at an early age is a sure ticket to make him/her interested in education. It is mind boggling to think how many Einsteins, Newtons, Nelson Mandelas, and Dr Ambedkars we have been missing for want of proper education.
With a quest to help children read, a single individual, John Wood, former executive at Microsoft started “Room to Read” and have been illuminating the lives of millions of children with millions of books. Please read his book “Leaving Microsoft to Change the world”, an inspiring story of an individual’s quest to help children.
FFEI also believes that with the help of concerned individuals, interesting books can be made available to the children who can’t afford them. FFEI wants to establish libraries in the places where people generally think not necessary, where children were deprived of having a congenial atmosphere to acquire education - Dalit colonies.
We helped establishing a few libraries in Dalit colonies through “Be Educated Movement Inc” movement. These libraries are very much in demand and children flock like birds to these places. We are getting more and more requests to establish libraries.
What we are looking for?
We will provide every detail of the library to the donors and they are encouraged to go, see, and make enquires of the libraries they established.
If you are interested, please write to me at Benjamin_kaila@yahoo.com .