Establishment of a Library for KROSS Resource Centre in Bangalore, Karnataka
The members of KROSS and other development organisations had no access to a proper library which could provide accurate and up to date information and data. The library now provides training materials, modules, research papers, information on social issues, women, health, child rights, education and youth promotion. The library will also cater to poor rural students who plan to sit competitive examinations
A fully-fledged library at the KROSS Resource Centre is very useful for all its partners and collaborating agencies. It helps them to be professional, competent and dynamic in their engagements; KROSS organises a lot of training for field level staff. The library will also facilitate organisational efforts to permit the staff to update their knowledge and competences and motivate them to play a proactive role in the development process.
Karnataka Regional Organization for Social Service (KROSS) is a non-profit, secular and non-political organisation established in 1983 and is registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act, 1960 in 1989. (Registration No.115/89-90 dated 06.12.1989)
KROSS with its 14 member organizations offers very varied services among more than 825,000 poor people in more than 4360 villages in 176 taluks (counties) in 30 districts of Karnataka. They work especially in the areas of Women's Empowerment, Health, Community Resilience to HIV/AIDS, Child Rights, Good Governance, Natural Resource Management, Capacity Building, Micro Enterprises for Poverty Alleviation and Career Advancement Programme without discriminating on the basis of caste, creed and race.
Details of the Library
The Library is equipped with up to date books, journals and periodicals on a wide range of topics including books on women's development, health, education and on sociology by various authors and thinkers on the subject. They have books about castes and tribes of India, on social animation, development concepts, the Indian constitution, human rights, women and society, women rights, legal rights of minorities, books on community health, first aid, HIV and AIDS, nutrition and maltnutrition, herbal medicines and gardens, environment protection, soil and water conservation, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and organic farming, socio economic survey of India, data books, census, survey reports, etc.. The library is also equipped with the latest books wich help poor and rural students who sit exams for the civil services, so they can be trained as value based leaders for poor and marginalised communities