Making it happen: Indus Action

I had superannuated as Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Government of India in 2018 but it was difficult to get “disconnected” with this sector. And, when the invite came from Indus Action for the launch of a study they had conducted regarding the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act (RTE), I couldn’t […]

Bengal Teacher Turns Streets Into Classrooms, After School Shut Since Lockdown

“I would see children just loitering about the village. I wanted to make sure their learning doesn’t stop.” Please find the video on the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8po0_ASUDY A teacher from the tribal village of Joba Attpara in West Bengal’s West Bardhaman district has turned walls into blackboards and streets into classrooms, in an attempt to […]

VIRTUAL LEARNING AT AKANKSHA – PERSPECTIVES FROM TEACHERS & STUDENTS

Since school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning has become the ‘new normal’. As essential as closing schools was, learning in the virtual space requires a lot of adjustment and acclimatization from teachers, students and parents. At Akanksha we put in place different strategies to make this transition less daunting. This article highlights […]

A systems approach to democratise quality education in India

  As an advisor to the Government of Jharkhand on public schooling, I spent the past year assessing schools of Ranchi District; interacting with children, teachers, and parents from some of the most remote and destitute parts of the country. 2020 did not just devastate our healthcare systems but it also brought education systems in […]

Empowering Girls Through Technology: STEM Solutions for Hygiene and Sanitation

Rupa, Priyadarshini and Sreeja study in Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential School, Veapada, Andhra Pradesh. Aspiring to become scientists, all three of them often discuss the need to devise solutions for global problems.  During a casual conversation with her friends one day, Priyadarshini realized that many girls in the community were suffering from urinary tract […]

EnglishHelper – Providing Uninterrupted Learning During School Closure

“No child should be left behind! Our deployment of AI technology for English in thousands of government schools across India has created a tech-enabled learning model that signals a transformative opportunity for large-scale change across the country. Our technology is provided as a classroom solution (ReadToMe School Edition) supported by the same technology as a […]

Haryana Super 100 Programme: A resounding PPP success story

The Haryana Super-100 Programme is one of the latest examples of the success that is ensured when the indomitable spirit of doing good of our government officials meet the enterprising skills of the private sector. The Programme, initiated by the Haryana Government in the year 2018 for meritorious students of state-run government schools to get […]

Water Bell in Begusarai Government Schools

This is how WATER BELL started in Begusarai Goverment Schools I am pleased to inform you that the Water Bell Concept is going to initiate for the very first time in our school MS Bihat, Barauni in the state Bihar with the permission of H.M. Sir Ranjan Kumar. Other than this, this process is already […]