The change agent

Ankita Rajasekharan and Zakeeya Zahra Abbas

How many of us are likely to believe that a group of orphans, uninitiated in the ways of the world, can be integrated smoothly in an IB school? Asma Zaidi, an educationist and Montessori trainer, did and started the Focus Bridge School to take on this challenge.

When questions turn into answers

Shree Singh Kuriyal

Kinzom Khampa is a petite and spirited teacher who weaned her students away from passive inaction to active participation in class. This is her story.

Love is all you need

Shree Singh Kuriyal

Teaching is one of the most difficult professions there is. And that is why we must celebrate every teacher who is putting his/her efforts into creating a wonderful world for children. Here we profile a teacher from Uttarkashi–Tashi Dolma.

A hilly trail of books

Nabanita Deshmukh

The Lohit Youth Library Network has completed 10 successful years of spreading the joy of reading. With its 13 libraries spread across Arunachal Pradesh, the Network of youth voluteers guided by their ‘guru’, Satyanarayan Mundayoor, has managed to inspire a reading movement in the valley.

Jhamtse Gatsal: Garden of love and compassion

Risha Borooah

Nestled amidst the beautiful hills of Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is Jhamtse Ghatsal, a school for orphans, abandoned children, and children of single parents. Here children learn apart from their academic subjects, the language of love and compassion.

The English teacher of Pilang

Shree Singh Kuriyal
This is an amazing story of a Government school teacher from Uttarkashi district who fought against all odds to teach English to his students at the Pilang primary school. From creating a child- friendly environment to contextualising lessons, from using word webs and stories, rhymes and songs, he did it all and managed to achieve a feat hitherto unknown in that school. Read all about this passionate English teacher.

Crafting change carefully

Ardra Balachandran

Should art be seen only as a hobby? Is it meant only for children who are good at drawing? Should it be confined only as an activity for summer? In an attempt to answer these questions and give art its due place, Aparna Vinod a young and enterprising mother started The Craft Caravan.

Reawakened art

Matthew Baganz

This retired educator in the US pays tribute to teachers and the students whose lives they transformed by painting and refurbishing discarded school desks.

A Library Saga

Urvashi Nangia

What does a library period usually entail? How does a librarian and teachers in a school encourage children to read more books and explore the library. Here’s looking at the library of this NGO school, called Digantar.

Welcome to Creativity Adda

Manish Jain and Gagandeep Singh

Imagine a learning space that has no room for textbooks, but provides children with ideas and materials to explore and pursue their various passions and interests. Now imagine this space within a school. Sounds too good to believe? Creativity Adda is an after school learning space within a government school in Delhi. The success of this programme has led its organizers to think about replicating the idea in more schools.