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  project name ~ Shikshamitra

category ~ Education - Child




  Project Name








Education - Child






West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 210000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Sucharit Katyal


San Diego









This project aims at developing an alternative model to existing secondary schools regarding learning goals and targets ( curriculum), methods (pedagogy), materials, learning avenues much more diverse and in conformity to the ideals of sustainable and just society.





* Created new material for teaching Bengali, Arts, Maths. * Training other NGOs, holding workshops for Govt school teachers to impart better methods of education.





Shikshamitra Open Learning Center (OLC) aims to motivate children to become: * Lifelong, independent, motivated learners * Balanced , happy , creative persons * Socially-politically-culturally - ecologically sensitive , just, responsible , active humans * Youths who are vocationally adept for now and the future. Eventually the SM is not an alternative school for only the poor, but an alternative mainstream school for all children.



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