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HRF Announces Best Library Award

April 27, 2011 · Leave a Comment 

A library is known, in fact was conceived, to be the epicenter of knowledge. In it lies the  splendor of information, leading us to the answers of mysteries we catapult ourselves into. And the librarian? The sober stalwart holding the wisdom of what belongs where, not only in his/her own library but also in the written works around the world. Imagine a bunch of curious young children setting foot into one such library, and what if they find librarian being of their own age? This is the hallmark feature of Chagaletti Makkala Granthalaya (Chagaletti Children’s Library), situated along the... [Read the full story]

Librarians

The Daffodils meet at the round table school

March 2, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

The Daffodils (yellow)  met at the Round Table School, Ruppenaagrahara, Hosur Road, Bangalore on Saturday, the 6th of February,2010. It was attended by Ms. Veena and Ms. Shobha of Kolar dist. ;  Ms. Roselein of Govt. School  Murgeshpalya; Ms. Bindu Rao of SKID; Mr. Anand and Ms. Rupa ,the hosts.  Ms. Stella of Shishu Mandir could attend due to prior engagement. The meeting started at 10:00 A.M. in the school office. Mr. Anand told us about the school. After a hearty breakfast of  Masala Dosas and coffee we were shown around the classes and met the students. We were impressed by the overall... [Read the full story]

Partners

The Magic of Storytelling – ALC School Project

March 2, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

“What is this?” one teacher asked when she received an invitation for the storytelling training. “What could be more simple than telling stories?” These questions were echoed by more than one participant. However! After three days of being mesmerized by Jeeva, an internationally recognized storyteller, the response was, “Akka (Sister), one more, one more! We can’t finish yet.” Jeeva, introduced to the ALC School Project by Hippocampus, spun her magic with 25 master teachers. She expanded the dynamic world of books, enhanced confidence in speaking and teaching English, and built upon... [Read the full story]

On Books & Reading

DEAR-Drop Everything And Read

March 14, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Dear readers, It’s been a while since we’ve posted anything here. Though we’ve been slightly inactive on this front, we’ve been fairly busy with other things – helping set up libraries, training and supporting school librarians and teachers, sifting through piles of books to find the right books and other such activities through which we hope to foster a culture of reading in schools. Over the next few months, we would love to share some ideas that will be of relevance to you and also some stories that have inspired us. We look forward to your comments, ideas and stories as well. Often,... [Read the full story]

Volunteers

Teach India 2009

August 10, 2009 · Leave a Comment 

The second round of the Teach India volunteer program initiated by Times of India has started. Last year, what began with 200 volunteers attending the induction went on to see atleast 100 of them come back to be a part of the work that Hippocampus Reading Foundation has been doing. But it was more than just numbers. The success of the volunteering sessions was tremendous and there was a great deal of improvement in children who the volunteers helped in reading. Many of the volunteers have even continued to read to the children after the allocated time. This year’s Teach India induction... [Read the full story]

Events

The 11th Hour – Music by ex- IITians

The 11th Hour – Music by ex- IITians

January 8, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

This is one night-out you don’t want to miss. Food on the house. Booze at 80s prices. Music by talented ex-IITians. And a chance to party once again with your fellow survivors. It’ll be like going back to college, without having to sit through another JEE. *———————————————————————————————* Venue Trinity Hall,Taj Residency 30th January 2010 Time: 7.30pm onwards *—————————————————-* Donor... [Read the full story]

HRF news

HRF Announces Best Library Award

A library is known, in fact was conceived, to be the epicenter of knowledge. In it lies the  splendor of information, leading us to the answers of mysteries we catapult ourselves into. And the librarian? The sober stalwart holding the wisdom of what belongs where, not only in his/her own library but also in the written...

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The article published on ‘India Knowledge @ Wharton’ on the 24th of March ‘11 is about the birth of Hippocampus and how it’s social wing – The Reading Foundation is making a difference. Go ahead… click here and read the article.

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‘What an Idea, Sirji’ – The Times of India

‘Umesh Malhotra’s Hippocampus Reading Foundation focuses on underprivileged children who can’t read books just because they can’t afford them’, an excerpt from the article featured on a few Ashoka Fellows from India who have stepped up to make a  change through innovation. The article...

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