A person’s wisdom is the product of his life experiences and the books he has read. Books are the major elements behind establishing a particular mindset in a person as it makes the reader go through a journey which is adventurous and replete with experiences that elaborate on various realities of life. In other words, a book is a product of a person’s life since the author pens down the most important events, experiences and hardships that has taught him about life. Books are undoubtedly the sole reason behind great minds living in developed societies. Therefore, Savers Team, earlier named as SET and then Bonfire is Back, started a project by the name of Read A Book A Week or Donate A Book To Cause so as to promote Reading Culture among the people who were hardly reading at all.
Savers Team is the outcome of Bonfire, a project of the Future Begins Here, which was about identifying a social issue, analyzing it, and then proposing solutions for its eradication. Participants were divided into 6 teams to compete one another. One of the participating team in Bonfire, SET, chose to work on Book Reading Project. They ran a social media campaign named Read A Book A Week or Donate A Book To Cause.
The project was warmly welcomed by many people, readers and non-readers. The team managed to collect a great number of books from the generous people who had read the books earlier. They knew the importance of reading books as they had tasted the knowledge engraved in them, so they eagerly wanted to share that knowledge by donating the books. On the other hand, the desperate readers who, due to various reasons, were unable to have access on different books were extremely delighted after hearing the news, for they could devour the books they hadn’t read before. As the project was a huge success, it won the title of the Best Project of Bonfire.
The team managed to accumulate 500+ books which were of different genres and which were in 3 different languages: English, Urdu and Persian. These books were put in shelves one of which were installed on Hussain Abad Road for public use. The keys were given to nearest shopkeepers who would provide them without any interrogation if anyone needed books. After the shelf had been totally emptied, the team refilled it with the anticipation that the readers who had taken the books will bring them back soon. The shelf was emptied for the second time and, therefore, again refilled with the same expectation. However, when the shelf was emptied and refilled for the third time, the team found out that they had committed a major mistake in understanding the people. Hence, the shelf wasn’t refilled again.
Nevertheless, there was and there is always another shelf which is filled with various books available for public. They, without any restriction, can issue their favorite books and bring them back once they have read them. This shelf is located in Zaal School, Suzuki Stop, Ali Abad, Hazara Town, Quetta. Interested readers can go to the location and ask for books. They will surely be welcomed and provided the books available with a condition to return the book back after reading it.
There is a good news for the avid readers. Soon, Savers Team will introduce an online platform where readers will find their favorite books in PDF form. We will do our best to find your favorite books in PDF forms and make it available for you. These books will be in all the three languages of English, Urdu and Persian.
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