Category: Libraries

Koshish Librarian Report

DateMay/16/2011

Library LocationGovt. Girls School, Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Karachi

My Name is Nausheen Iqbal and I am the librarian at Government Girls Primary & Secondary School, Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Karachi. I have been working fulltime as Koshish Librarian for the last seven months .     In this school there are 500+ girls students and majority of these students belong to very poor families. The library is the only place for theses students to sit comfortably, read books and gain knowledge. The primary-level students enjoy reading books that have many pictures and secondary-level students are eager to read books about new things, novels and stories . The library is the most favorite place for the students that is why they want to come to the library daily.     The library contains 1869 books which includes stories, novels, dictionaries, course books & general knowledge books . The class teachers also visit library whenever they can The library is small but very clean and silent place which helps students to read and concentrate . The students can also take the books to their homes for three days.     I am trying my best to make this library a better place for these students so that they gain knowledge, do well in studies and become good human beings. 

My Name is Nausheen Iqbal and I am the librarian at Government Girls Primary & Secondary School, Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Karachi. I have been working fulltime as Koshish Librarian for the last seven months . 

In this school there are 500+ girls students and majority of these students belong to very poor families. The library is the only place for theses students to sit comfortably, read books and gain knowledge. The primary-level students enjoy reading books that have many pictures and secondary-level students are eager to read books about new things, novels and stories . The library is the most favorite place for the students that is why they want to come to the library daily. 

The library contains 1869 books which includes stories, novels, dictionaries, course books & general knowledge books . The class teachers also visit library whenever they can The library is small but very clean and silent place which helps students to read and concentrate . The students can also take the books to their homes for three days. 

I am trying my best to make this library a better place for these students so that they gain knowledge, do well in studies and become good human beings. 

76 new books added to Koshish library

Library LocationGovt. Girls School, Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Karachi



Seeing the interest of young girls students, Ali Hasan Cemendtaur and Faysal Lakhani (Koshish Foundation members) took upon themselves to add some more books to this one-room library. Finally on Feb/24/2011 at a simple ceremony made special by the presence of excited students, 76 books were added to library shelves. 

Time spent = 12 man hours 
Money spent = PRS 7008 (Seven Thousand Eight PRS) 
Positive Energy Created = priceless 

Books Added To Koshish Libraries

DateOct/9/2008

Library Location(s)(1) Govt. Girls School, Abdullah Shah Ghazi, Karachi 
(2) Kachi Abadi, Gulshen-e-Iqbal, Karachi

Koshish sponsored its first library (a one room facility) back in 2003. Looking at the positive affect of this one-room-library, Koshish sponsored second such library in year 2005. Both of these libraries have been providing valuable services since. The two libraries operate at two difference katchi abadi (slum area) schools. Students in those schools enjoy going to the libraries. Each of the libraries act as a : 

Book bank - where students can borrow text books for the school year. 
Reading room – a clean and quiet place (not easily available in the locality) where students can sit, relax and read. 
Traditional Library – it also allows student to check-out books. 


Zeshan Ahmed and Kausar Talat (two of Koshish founders and active volunteers) teamed up and took upon themselves to add 1000 (one thousand) new books to these libraries. They compiled a list of much needed books and talked to many book vendors to short list 4 who were willing to provide these books at a reasonable cost. Zeshan-Kausar-Team also raised the funds (Rs. 80,000) required to acquire theses books. 

Finally on Oct/9/2008 at a simple but heat-warming ceremony, 1021 new books were added to the two libraries. It was especially a happy moment for the schools kids and the librarians.


Koshish Library I Report

My name is Shagufta Nisar and I am the librarian at KL-I. Koshish Library I has been operational for the last 21 months. I would like to share the following details with you all.   Sep/2004 - Apr/2005: -------------------- Books issued = 595 Readers using library hours = 633 (Kids = 556, Teachers = 59, Others = 18) Total books in the library = 1935  Sep/2003 - Aug/2004: -------------------- Books issued = 816 Readers using library hours = 805 (Kids = 686, Teachers = 88, Others = 31) Total books in the library = 1875

My name is Shagufta Nisar and I am the librarian at KL-I. Koshish Library I has been operational for the last 21 months. I would like to share the following details with you all.

Sep/2004 - Apr/2005: -------------------- Books issued = 595 Readers using library hours = 633 (Kids = 556, Teachers = 59, Others = 18) Total books in the library = 1935

Sep/2003 - Aug/2004: -------------------- Books issued = 816 Readers using library hours = 805 (Kids = 686, Teachers = 88, Others = 31) Total books in the library = 1875