Thursday, 19 October 2017

Librarian teaches in India

A LIBRARIAN has returned from a trip to India where she delivered books to children.

A LIBRARIAN has returned from a trip to India where she delivered books to children.

Rosemary Dunstan, manager of Sonning Common library, spent two weeks last month working for the Book Bus Foundation, which aims to raise children’s literacy levels.

She said her team of four volunteers and a leader was received with “open arms” by the five schools they visited.

The group worked together and used themes such as colour, animals and numbers to teach English. The volunteers also played games with the children.

Mrs Dunstan said: “We had a very basic book about a dog called Jojo in both English and Hindi and as the week progressed we refined and adapted our techniques according to our daily experiences.

“We were greeted everywhere with smiles and waves and found India to be a very friendly place to visit. All the children at the five schools are enthusiastic and really keen to learn new things.

“I was quite sad to leave at the end of my two weeks and felt I had made many new friends among the volunteers and the staff at the guest house where we stayed. Maybe I’ll go back again one day.”

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