CHENNAI, Nanganallur.: Spread across 650 sq. feet, the library is an initiative by Amway Opportunity Foundation (AFO), an NGO that operates as a wing of Amway India.
The organisation set up this library as part of its corporate social responsibility programme. It was inaugurated by Yoganand S., Area Manager- Tamil Nadu, Amway India, on April 25. There are over 1,000 books and most of them are for children aged between 6 and 16 years. It caters to the 300 inmates of the orphanage and is also open to outsiders.
The collection, includes a great number of colourful cartoon books, fiction, non fiction, history and science books. There are books that would be appreciated by grownups too.
In addition to the library, the centre offers a browsing facility for children that is open during library hours.”The initiative is aimed at instilling a love for books and reading in children” says Sameer Bajaj, head, Corporate Communication and CSR, Amway India.
“Though English books are present, the majority of the books are in Tamil. To attract children, we have stacked books that contain colorful images and are written using simple language” says Bajaj.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 044- 22672236/22673338.
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