Muskaan Arihar, a 9-year-old living in Bhopal, India, made a decision that she couldn’t sit doing anything when her peers suffered through school and life.
She started out a library right outside her residence that is open to all and known as Bal Pustakalaya, meaning “Children’s Library.” The title is suitable simply because it is for children and run by children, including herself.
She opens her library following school daily and encourages a few dozen children to hear her read aloud. Her library selection has various 100 books, from which she selects to share with her fellow listeners. Although some children usually get diverted, it’s significant that they just appear and be advocates for their own education. Muskaan said.
Luckily, she has a lot of people that are in her area and very helpful. One organization known as Room to Read has contributed over 50 books to her library and are devoted to joining up with local writers and publishers to translate books into an area’s regional language. Muskaan also motivates her friends to have a look at books from her library so that they’re able to learn from home.
Muskaan is fortunate to have a family that helps her objectives and education.
Her library has also motivated other people to begin their own libraries, especially for the reason that Muskaan is so young.