Wrestling Social Norms Out

Man: “It’s better to teach girls. It is better to send them to school.” Me: “You think so?”Man: “The whole village thinks so.”Me: “Why?”Man: “The boys are useless. The girls have made us proud.” Me: “How?”Man: “Have you heard of Sakshi Malik?”(Sakshi is the wrestler who won a bronze in...

Quality Education- The unfinished agenda of RTE Act

Jitender Kumar and Shivdeep, two school teachers, with their effort and strong determination were able to turn around the fate of a primary school at Shekhupur in Hamirpur district in Uttar Pradesh. They were posted to the school in the 2013-14 academic year. At that time, only 42 children were...

Leading from within

The application of the 2010 RTE Act leaves much to be desired. But the initiatives at the primary school in Bada Lewa village, Uttar Pradesh, inspires optimism.They call it tracking. A group of 12-year-old students of the Primary School in Village Bada Lewa, Hamirpur, walk into their village during...