Q: How does KISC EQUIP encourage a love of reading in schools?
A: Tin Trunk Libraries!
Q: What is a Tin Trunk Library?
A: A collection of 100 or more colored and illustrated fiction, non-fiction and reference books for school children, contained in a locally made tin trunk.
Q: Why Tin Trunk Libraries?
A: Most rural Nepali schools do not have libraries, only regular text books. Therefore children do not have the opportunity to explore fascinating and colorful books, nor the opportunity to discover new things, develop their vocabulary and learn new skills through reading. However, a Tin Trunk library has proved that even though there are significant limitations in a school, students can still benefit through good reading habits. Currently, 37-45% of rural children have low literacy skills. EQUIP partner schools will address this need through Tin Trunk Libraries.
Q: What can you do?
A: Sponsor one or more Tin Trunk Libraries, at the cost of $200 USD each, to impact the lives of many school children in EQUIP partner schools and beyond. If you would like to contribute, please contact: