Kodak has teamed up with India’s Youth for People and Aroehan, two local NGOs, to deliver 5,000 notebooks to children across schools in Mokhada in rural Maharashtra.
Youth for People began its Notebook Donation program in 2014 to address the lack of affordable blank notebooks for school children in this rural community. In its first year, Youth for People and Aroehan delivered 65,000 notebooks to 10,000 children in 50 schools. In 2016, the program’s success expanded to 200,000 notebooks in 300 schools for 40,000 children.
Kodak’s support for this important program in 2017 is part of the company’s ‘Print For Good’ initiative which is focused on promoting literacy around the world.
The global program partners with printers and industry stakeholders to target high need areas with book drives, book donations and the printing of school materials and supplies to support literacy efforts on a global basis. For the 2017 Youth for People Notebook Donation program, Kodak worked with its local customer Nemlaxmi Books to print the 5,000 notebooks, using Kodak technology.