Bookworm was conceived and set up by Elaine and Sujata in 2005, a place where children and families could go to further the children’s love of books, reading and creativity. Over the years Bookworm has grown to encompass many new projects, all based around literacy and the sharing of stories and books. Bookworm’s goal is to share the magic that reading can bring to your life!
Bookworm is made up of four self-contained components:
- The Library – The original vision of the founding team. A children’s lending library and activities space, ideal for creative learning. Recently moved to bigger and better premises in Taleigao, further programs are planned for all ages.
- The Book Treasury – A program to lend books to under-resourced schools throughout Goa, and offer support to teachers.
- Mobile Outreach Program – Taking the experience of story-telling and books out to the children of some of the poorest socio-economic groups in Goa.
- Publishing – Bookworm Publishing hopes to bring several different types of books to the marketplace. The aim is to publish books for children that reflect their wider world but with a focus on Goa.