Education in the highly populated state of Uttar Pradesh, India is still a daily battle for girls in villages. But an initiative by ‘Pardada Pardadi’, an educational society, is set to change things in Bulandshahar. Bulandshahar is a district in Uttar Pradesh, 73 km from the capital of India, it has a sex ratio of 892 females for every 1000 […]
Rajesh Kumar Sharma and Laxmi Chandra and together run a free school for children living in the slums of New Delhi, India under a metro flyover. Around 40 underprivileged children attend the school which is run for two hours… Sharma, the man behind the free school, works at a general store in Shakarpur. Sharma a drop out of college because […]
Educational Initiatives (EI) is an educational research organization started by a group of IIT-IIM alumni working with over 2000 leading schools in India, Gulf and Singapore. They have developed Mindspark, a computer-based, self adaptive-learning program that helps a child to improve his/her skills in Math. It allows each student to follow a learning path that is based on their current […]
Gaurav Singh’s family was skeptical about his giving up a corporate job to work with an NGO, but came around once they saw how the project fuelled his passion. He came up with the idea for 3.2.1 Schools, an organisation that aims big: to run India’s first charter school (privately operated and publicly funded) network. Singh plans to set up […]
When Satria Farah Amina Candoa, an educationist from Philippines visited Kashmir in 2004, she was “shocked to see children huddled in classrooms of pre-schools and given lectures like high school students, by stick brandishing teachers”. After marrying a Kashmiri Muslim, she opened a school in Srinagar, Kashmir, in 2004.
Barabanki district in central Uttar Pradesh has a literacy rate of 63.45 percent. However, the female drop-out rate from schools in this region is quite high. The study done by the Center for the multi-sectoral development plan as per the Sacchar committee recommendations, has suggested for the opening more girls’ schools.
Bineeta Rajput is a part of a unique project by the NGO Heritage Assam. It was launched in 2009, in partnership with UNICEF, as a storytelling initiative to help primary students make a smooth transition from Baganiya to Assamese. The Project covers over 5000 children from 40 tea gardens in the Jorhat and Dibrugarh districts.