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Targetting the problems of hunger, disease and oppression that sadden their lives...
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  project name ~ Shikshamitra

category ~ Education - Child




  Project Name








Education - Child






West Bengal

  Budget Approved


Rs 160000


  Year Approved







  Chapter Coordinators


Padmapriya Jagannathan
Sucharit Katyal
Anand Kumar


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.





1) Survey of students revealed the very important role played by Shikshamitra in making learning enjoyable to students 2) Innovative experiments in teaching techniques (Open zone learning, analysis of films, group exams etc) are being well received by the students and kindling the creative side of students and teachers 3) Shkshamitra called to provide training in Math and science education to 20 teachers from nearby schools. Also conducted creative writing workshops for primary schools nearby. Being asked by Vibha to consult for 2 other NGOs





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. Become a resource center to provide training to other NGOs and Government schools to make meaningful interventions in education



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