Reading habit is an asset for life for children and will remain a steadfast companion into old age. the earlier one is initiated into reading, the easier it becomes a habit.
It has long been established that reading, having books at home and growing up with them is linked to higher academic success and cognitive competence. Besides increasing memory, concentration, creativity, analytical thinking, comprehension and other skills, it is fun and takes you around the world without actually going there and greatly expands ones horizons.
However, opportunities that foster reading habit are limited in low resource communities and schools - lack of awareness, funding, facilities, parents not being literate are a few reasons.
Our initiatives are focussed on providing required resources to such schools and communities and begin inculcating reading habit in children, teens and young adults which we hope will stay with them for life and help make them successful in all they undertake.
“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counsellors, and the most patient of teachers.”
- Charles William Eliot
A house without books is like a room
without windows. – Horace Mann
Access to public libraries is limited, especially in
low-resource communities. Even schools in
such communities do not have resources
allocated to encourage reading either in terms
of space, time or books.
One of nayati’s initiatives is to facilitate
creation of nooks and spaces for reading in
schools, homes or local communities; provide
books and facilities and encourage reading.
Audiobooks, while traditionally not considered
reading, offer a different kind of experience and
benefits. They are a great way to give access to
literature and books to children particularly those
who are challenged visually or are
learning-disabled. They also make great
companions for seniors who may find reading
nayati collaborates with organizations and schools supporting visually challenged in creating audio books for distribution including children’s books, study guides, selected books and literature in English and local language.
Partnering with low-resource schools low
and communities, our initiative provides
books for summer reading programs like
reading challenges, group reading, reading
to seniors and to parents who cannot read
and other activities.