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Bookathon Story

Bookathon happened accidently. It was founded by Ram in Feb 2018. The story happened during one of his visits to his hometown Thenmala ,where he meets his old friend and that conversation leads to getting a sense of responsibility on setting up a library there. The journey to set up has since then evolved into a this concept where people from multile facets have supported us.

Founding

At Bookathon, we believe there is a better way to do good to the society . A more valuable, less invasive way where books are earned rather than bought. We’re obsessively passionate about it, and our mission is to help people achieve it. We focus on connecting the dots. It’s one of the least understood and least thought of option of education, and we see that as an opportunity: We’re excited to simplify book donation for everyone through our network, education, and community. 

Game changer

After a glimpse of the potential , Brijesh helped us identify a solution which would speedup our vision of covering the length and breadth of the country. Brijesh coordinated in Unifying TEJUS and HANDS to come to this cause , and to pool in their volunteer force to get Bookathon the initial push We started taking our first round of books in 2018 to power the development of new libraries and schools. By 2019, we tallied our first 50 libraries and built a team strong on our core idea. We are continuing to lead the book donation drives across Kerala with our passionate team in an effort to India read. 

The Journey that never ends!

With reading more important than ever, in 2019 we made a difficult but necessary decision to reverse our expansion into building libraries that already existed , shifting our strategy back to what we know best: gather books from around. We’re making dramatic improvements to our methods , Bookathon continue to push for used books and a clear understanding of an otherwise complex environment of book donation campaigning . Did we mention we’re also looking for volunteers?

Where Does the Name “Bookathon” Come From?

We , are of the belief that we are running for a marathon of collecting books , and we married books and marathon run to come up with the name that means “BOOKATHON