India, 4th December, 2020 : Towards the end of what has been a trying year for us all, content & production company Leogirl Productions brings us some December joy and goodness with their latest episodic series, #RustyReads, a collection of 3 episodes where celebrities and influencers, including Ruskin Bond himself, from various walks of media come together to read chapters from Bond’s famous nostalgia trip, Adventures of Rusty.
Teach For India is striving to eliminate educational inequities in India by building a movement of leaders to ensure every child has access to a quality education. This collaborative series will help raise funds so children can access the power of story-telling and breathe life into their own stories.
Artists such as Shriya Pilgaonkar, Vinay Pathak, Yashaswini Dayama, Aisha Ahmed, film critic Sucharita Tyagi, Oscar-winning film producer Guneet Monga, Ayush Mehra, Shreya Dhanwanthary and many more will come together over the episodes to embody various characters from the popular children’s book and encourage viewers to donate to Teach For India.
The episodes will air on 8th, 15th and 22nd December 2020, on Leogirl Productions’ YouTube channel and Teach For India’s social media handles. The idea is to end a difficult year with nostalgia, goodness, and a spirit of giving back to society through its foundation: children!
Storytelling has the power to let children’s’ imaginations flow. Now more than ever, India’s children need access to uninterrupted learning, to continue their education. Such reading series’ and organisations like Teach For India endeavour to facilitate these resources for our nation’s children.
The Teaser of Episodes 1 can be watched here – https://www.instagram.com/p/CIVngSeHrop/?igshid=5t8ug6xw8nm3
About Leogirl Productions – Leogirl Productions is a boutique content and production company that has done award-winning work to shape mindsets, through meaningful plays and film content for a roster of MNCs and large-sized Indian companies. Founder Priyanka Banerjee’s latest venture as a director was the acclaimed short film Devi, that released on Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films channel on 2nd March 2020 and received 15 million views in 1 month.
About Teach For India – Teach For India’s Fellowship program places outstanding working professionals and college graduates as Fellows – who work full-time as teachers for two years in low-income and under-resourced schools. With operations in Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Ahmedabad and Bangalore, Teach For India has over 900 Fellows impacting more than 32,000 children across the country. Post Fellowship, they join a growing movement of over 3400+ Alumni working at all levels of the education sector. A part of a global Teach For All network of 59 countries, with a shared vision of an excellent education for all children, Teach For India’s mission is to end educational inequity in India by creating a strong pipeline of driven, skilled talent within the educational ecosystem.
Donations can be made via this link: https://www.teachforindia.org/donate