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Archana Rao joins Jacaranda to set up the not-for-profit wing of the company – The Jacaranda Literacy Foundation - in India. Her goal will be to fund NGO projects promoting and enhancing literacy amongst children. The idea behind the Foundation is to enable authors to safely donate all or part of their royalties on sales in a particular region. At the same time, their publishers will be encouraged to enter into long term donation programmes. These donations in turn will be matched by corporates. JLF will use cutting edge monitoring and reporting techniques to ensure the most effective and transparent use of all donations whilst also providing rigorous research on every project that is invested in.
JLF Kenya has already launched its first project.
In addition to her primary role of establishing the Foundation, Archana will fulfil a secondary role as a Literary Consultant to Jacaranda, drawing upon her in-depth knowledge of the international publishing business.
“With her extensive connections in international Publishing together with her considerable experience of NGO work, Archana is the perfect person to get this exciting new venture off the ground.” Jayapriya Vasudevan, Founder Jacaranda.
Commenting on her new role, Archana says: “I’m delighted to be setting up the, very timely, Jacaranda Literacy Foundation in India along with the work I do in Rural Development. JLF, I hope, will inspire the literary world in India and beyond to donate to a transparent and unusual foundation which will focus on effective, innovative and sustainable literacy projects across India.”