KOCHI: It seems that the idea of Ice Bucket Challenge is spreading its wings in new formats across the globe. Soon after the ‘My Tree Challenge’ version of Mammootty, the ‘Book Bucket Challenge’ is now trending on social networking sites. It is the brain child of Team OLPV (One Library Per Village) Incubated at Startup Village in Kochi. The initiative is aimed at eradicating illiteracy by spreading the joy of reading. The challenge involves donating books to the needy and raising funds to setup libraries in villages and schools.
Representatives of One Library Per Village say, the idea is to create awareness and share books with as many people as possible.
Those who are nominated have to list 10 books that inspired their life, post it as a status updated on their social networking and nominate their friends to take up the challenge or donate money to OLPV.
OLPV is a non-profit organisation dedicated for reducing this digital divide by networking libraries and empowering the readers with latest technological tools. OLPV is supported by an online platform where 31,000 plus expert tutors of various subjects clarify almost all education related doubts of students.
It also provides 25 active MOOC where even a village student can join and attend world class lessons from the OLPV library. A crowdfunding campaign is active to raise resources for the first 60 libraries that have already requested support, Team OLPV said.