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Kids as Change-makers

Kids Speak: Independence Then and Now

This post was contributed by Tanyaa Dalal, a grade 8 student from the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, India.   Independence When we hear this word Many great people come To our minds Mahatma Gandhi Jawaharlal Nehru Subhas Chandra Bose They risked Their lives for our Independence   But what does Independence mean? According to Google Baba Being independent is Being free from someone’s control But this is according to Google… What does it mean to, A child, a teen   For me Independence would mean Freedom to voice my choice And using it for good!   Having the power...

The Internet: An Equaliser

Several schools treat their students as a statistic - a ‘pass percentage’ as opposed to a human being with infinite potential. It didn’t matter whether a student got 33% or 93%, as long as they passed. An attitude that served the purpose of the school without actually serving its purpose of equipping students to take on the complexities of the real world. This didn’t sit right with Parinita Jain and Divakar Sankhla, who...

Students Take the Lead at FunScool Summer Program

Of all the initiatives that have been taking place this summer, FunScool Summer School, a program that was run in Budruk, Pune, was a particularly fascinating one. What started with a casual conversation about effective teaching practices in the home of Jai Mishra, an alumnus of the Teach For India Fellowship, between him and a handful of his former students soon developed into an idea for a truly unique summer school program. The...

Pushing the Bar for Excellence at GenWise Summer Camp

This summer, Team KER had the pleasure of visiting the GenWise Summer Camp in Bangalore. This camp was the first of what we hope will be many more such camps hosted by GenWise, an organisation that is geared towards supporting children in achieving their potential. During the summer camp, students spent two weeks enhancing their learning within 5 carefully curated tracks: Science and Scientific Discovery, Mathematical and Computational Thinking, Technology and Design, Tools...

A Safe Space for Voice: Pune’s KER Chronicles

What does is take to get kids to express their voices? Many factors come to mind - supportive teachers, encouraging peers, natural charisma, psychological safety, or maybe just having something important say.  Aarthi Seshadri from Teach for India, Pune, asked herself whether simply offering a platform for voices to be expressed is enough to actually encourage kids to open up. Thus, the KER Chronicles were born! These “chronicles” serve as completely voluntary spaces...

Where Art Ends Violence

Schools can be wonderful places of learning, exposure and joy. But they can also have problems like abuse, bullying, wastage of time and resources, and a lack of motivation to learn. For me, the root causes that are leading to all these problems are lack of positive values and mindsets, and exposure to outside world, coupled with a lack of purpose and role models in local communities. All these problems intertwine in a...

A Kite, Flying High

I am working toward girl child empowerment. I decided to do this to encourage and motivate girls to raise their voice and never be fearful and inferior to anyone. They should also have self belief and the opportunity to fulfil their dreams. I want to bring change on this issue because most of the girls, even me are facing this kind of problem in my community, village, etc. This affects their emotional health...

Kicking Away Gender Norms

I believe that India's youth have a lot of potential. Even though just 27% of the population are 15-19 years of age, my belief is that they comprise 100% of our future. Ever since I was young, I have been asked to eat like a girl, sit like a girl, play like a girl, dress like a girl, and more. I questioned what 'like a girl' means; quite often. All I knew was...

Untethered

Tania Apshankar is a grade 12 student at St. Mary’s School and author of the novel Untethered. This novel, her first, was published when she was just sixteen years old. Much like us at Team KER, Tania believes strongly that every individual has a story to tell and considers it her goal to inspire people to express their creativity through artistic pursuits, and tell their story through their art. She also runs an...