Let's READ Carnival 2018

As part of the Joy of Giving Week, UWM organized its annual "Let’s READ Carnival” on the 4th of October for approximately 1300 children from various NGOs and Schools, to celebrate the magic of books and reading. The children enjoyed an enthralling day filled with the wonder of books and stories, through sessions by professional storytellers. Each child could also take home a set of five multilingual books of her/his choice, as per their reading level. The accompanying teachers also attended teacher training workshops to understand ways of making books come alive for the students. 240 employee volunteers from 12 corporates, 79 student volunteers from St. Stanislaus Boys School and 18 student volunteers from Indian School of Management and Entrepreneurship (ISME) volunteered at the carnival, helping the children in assisted reading sessions; to get to their storytelling sessions and to choose books to take home. 

Our thanks to

  • HSBC, who supported an entire batch of 300 children
  • Motilal Oswal Financial Service Limited, who supported five mini-library bags
  • Consulate General of Canada in Mumbai, for supporting one teachers' training workshop
  • The 12 corporates whose employee volunteers helped in making the event a success
  • St. Stanislaus School for providing us with the venue for the event
The organisations participating at the event included:


Kotak Education Foundation
Teach for India
·         Siddharth Nagar Municipal School
·         Shree Geeta Vidyalaya
·         Tadwadi Upper Primary Hindi School
·         Gowandi Education Trust School
·         Swami Muktanand School
D.B. Kulkarni High School (Prabhavati Marathi Medium)
U.M.T High School
Gurunanak High School
The Akanksha Foundation
·         Natwar Nagar Mumbai Public School
·         D. N. Nagar Mumbai Public School
·         Sitaram Mills Compound School
·         Kherwadi Municipal School  
·         Pali Chimbai Municipal School