We have a new initiative for a book drive to give each sponsored child books in their own home (which they usually do not have in India), and also to get more books for local schools.

For anyone planning to visit Rishikesh and especially students coming to attend a yoga teacher training program at the Anand Prakash Ashram, if you have any gently used children’s books that are either educational (like a kid’s picture dictionary or encyclopedia, or non-fiction picture books), and especially reading for pleasure books for kids, please bring one or two along in your luggage. They will be donated to the kids and the schools in the program once you get the books to the ashram.

Appropriate kids books for pleasure reading are simple chapter books with pictures. Here are some ideas for the grade 1 – grade 5 level:

  • Harriet the SpyChild reading
  • The Magic Treehouse
  • Boxcar Children
  • A to Z Mysteries
  • Rainbow Fairy books (e.g. Thea the Thursday Fairy)
  • Flower Fairy Chapter books (e.g. Candytuft’s Enchanted Treats)
  • Henry and Mudge
  • Little House on the Prairie
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Choose your own Adventure, etc.

If you have books for pre-schoolers like children’s picture books, we can also find appropriate homes for them!

Please contact us to find a local drop off point in your community if you would like to send along books with someone coming to India.