"Henny Penny"

Henny Penny, also known as Chicken Licken or Chicken Little, is a fable in the form of a cumulative tale about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an end. The phrase, "the sky is falling" features prominently in the story. The messages communicated are not only to persevere with a cause but also that rarely is everything as bad as it seems. Henry Penny wanted to spread the message to everyone as we will attempt to do with Henny Penny Libraries.

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Henny Penny Library No. 39

Henny Penny Library #39 Saraswati Vidya Mandir
Aanganwadi, Village Kathiya
Distt Rishikesh

Number of children : 25

This is among the smallest denominator village schools of India - the Aanganwadi model. The goal is to provide basic primary school level education to all. The bigger school may be several kilometers away and the small children find it difficult to negotiate such long distances. The volunteer teacher is given a token stipend salary by the Govt. This is a joint initiative with Snow Leopard Adventures, the leading Adventure Sports company of India. They will be supporting the school from time to time.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Henny Penny Library 38

Henny Penny Library 38 – magnificent Sujata and team. The library is situated at Himalaya Public School Village Suyalgarh. This not for profit initiative was started five years back by Mr. Brij Mohan Joshi since the children from his village had to travel very long distances to reach the nearest school for basic education. They started off as a Primary school but today they have extended it to 8th grade, adding one class every year. The school focuses on all round development of the child and provides a platform for many cultural and sporting activities along with academics.