Hyderabad: The world nowadays is reeling from the lack of human interaction, human touch and the young ones miss learning through the exchanges that they have with the outside world. To bridge this gap for the children, Delhi Public School, Nadergul created a place where real people are on loan to readers, a place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered, a place where humans are read and enjoyed- A Human Library.
A concept that is similar to that of a traditional library, the Human Library has children engaging in conversations with people who have pages of stories and wisdom to share. These human ‘books’ are volunteers that come from diverse backgrounds and have experiences that they are willing to share with their readers.
Every Friday, the students virtually gather with much anticipation to listen to these human “books”. Retired Indian Air Force officer RM Chidananda Swamy, global lead for Regulatory, Govt & External Audits Vanasroja Gollapudi, principal of Delhi Public School, Nadergul Padma Jyothi Turaga were exceptional books of marvel for the young avid readers.
This concept was welcomed by the children who when faced with another human being were inspired to reflect on their own biases. This resulted in an increased sensitivity towards the diversity that exists around them.
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