Of Literacy Rates in India and Government Schemes

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One of the things we are were curiously looking out in the Census data that is revealed once in ten years is the progress was te literacy rates across India in 2011. It comes as no surprise that the literacy rate for Bihar is amongst the lowest in the country. There is a lot of… Read more »

Saving for education

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One of the key differences that we see with the affordable private schools (APS) and the government schools where the children of really poor people go is that there is often an emphasis on the extra curricular activities in the APS. The unanimous answer to why this does not happen with the government schools, is… Read more »

Promo video of project

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We have been working on a short video to highlight the features of the project. The aim is to reach out to more audience. The story of the champions need to be heard. Target to launch the video is February 2013.

What do you want to learn today ?

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We have often asked this question to the students in the schools we visit. Illustration by Jean-Baptiste Haag, the intern.

Empowering the girl child

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Here’s a promotional poster of our project, based on one of our favorite quotes. One of the key things in the project is that we look towards empowering women, through mentoring, scholarships, training sessions and building confidence. They then engage with the society on multiple levels. Illustration by Jean-Baptiste Haag, the intern on the project.

On Life skills…

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We have been brainstorming on a lot more ways to improve the quality of education and the activities around it. One of the key things we have identified is the need to educate the children about life skills. Intern Jean-Baptiste writes on this need. School is a way to get life skills By life skills,… Read more »

Update on the Open parent-champion-teacher meeting

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One of the key activities that has come about during our project is this meeting with the parents that we have. Here is an update of schedule of the “monthly open parent-teacher meeting” on how it is being conducted and what is aimed from this exercise. We organised the first open parent-teacher meeting with one… Read more »

The role of Anganwadi workers

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In the past few years there has been a growing number of workers in the rural areas who take care of the pregnant mothers and children when they are young. These are the Anganwadi workers and their role is very critical in the ecosystem presently. They are supposed to be traveling across the villages, where… Read more »

The challenges with Design for Social Impact

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When we speak of Wicked problems in Design, we understand the challenges it comes with. As a designer it is often difficult to separate out the problems and tackle only one of them. In our discussions that happen about the kind of things we wish to work on, we often face this issue. We start… Read more »

Intern Report: Visit to Parikrma Foundation’s Schools

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3/ Parikrma Foundation We visited the different Parikrma schools in the city Bangalore to get to know about the activities they are conducting and to understand the way the schools are run. This small report is based on the visit to the Sahakarnagar school. Parikrma foundation is a private school where its founders asked themselves… Read more »