The Kids Education Revolution is a bold and ambitious collective of schools and educational organizations that are working towards reimagining education at scale and are driven by a profound belief in the power of student leadership. It aims to influence the conversation of what constitutes an excellent education by listening to and learning from our children and youth to fulfill the individual potential of each child and the collective potential of our nation.

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Author: KER

Putting together The Greatest Show on Earth!

Why do teachers only value kids who score well in the exams? Why are my friends looked down upon and constantly underestimated? These questions had dominated Rohit’s mind for a very long time. As all these thoughts worried him, it was 22nd June,  when an idea struck him. Today, a year down the line, the seeds he sowed back then have bloomed into a flower, in the form of Team Umang, a theatre...

When the sum of the parts > the whole

Six years ago, an advocate named M L Sharma filed a Public-interest-litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court of India, which drove the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to find out more about the NGOs in the country and the results were bizarre. India was estimated to have about 20 Lakh NGOs, which translated as 1 NGO for every 600 people. While this includes schools, housing societies, religious charitable trusts, sports associations and the like,...

The Power of Collective

On a sunny Tuesday afternoon, around 12-15 individuals came together on a little street in Jayanagar, Bangalore. The goal - to clean up a small area of footpath that had been littered with garbage, leaves, branches and debris; and had stayed this way for months. Within a few minutes, the work silently began; of segregating the garbage, bagging it, sweeping any leftover mud, levelling the land and painting the footpath. The task continued, amid...

Freedom from the traditional schooling system

 This blog post was written by Kavya Shah, a 10th-grade student from Riverside in Ahmedabad.  Over the past few years, schools have become institutions that can be compared to factories that churn out individuals armed with the ability to follow instructions, get good grades and follow the crowd.   It won’t be very late until this bunch of students may realize just as the batch before them did, that in this world you don’t need people...

Creating a better tomorrow

This blog post was written by Vibish Kashyap, a 2nd Year BTech student from Chennai, KER Revolutionary, and Reap Benefit Solve Ninja. Since time immemorial, we have had several social and civic problems like the lack of sanitation, corruption and pollution, largely thanks to our “let it be” attitude. Our country needs several changes at present which require significant action by the people themselves. Growing up in Hosur, a town near Bangalore, I have always...

National Committee: Pioneers for Change

This blog post was contributed by our National Committee Members Pooja, Prathamesh and Jyoti 14 young talented passionate minds believe they are leaders of today. Armed with projects driven to bring about change in their respective communities, they persistently strive for a better tomorrow. Imbibing the principles of KER- they create safe spaces for discovering voice and expression, collaborate with educators as equal partners and initiate transformation for a reimagined education. They strongly believe...

Football: The Fuel that Broke Stereotypes

This blog post was contributed by our Student Leader Anjali My one true love is football. This game changed my life in a way I cannot just pen down in a few words or pages. My journey began in 5th standard when my school's only boys football team won the Just For Kicks (JFK) Pune Championship. Their game and victories sparked inspiration in me to play football. I knew that football is a team game,...

KERx: Bringing KER to the communities!

This blog post was written by Rashi Agarwal, a 2018 Teach for India fellow from Delhi. The KERx Seelampur event mentioned in this post was executed by Team Khwahish: Anshu Arora, Aparna Rai, Barasha Mahanta, Chelsea Dean, Prashant Sarbhai, Rashi Agarwal, Urvashi Dhaundiyal and Urvashi Sharma. Circa March this year, in the coveted Teach For India City Conference, we were introduced to the idea of community KER spaces in Delhi which aimed at taking...

My journey as a Student Intern

This blog post was contributed by Raghavendra Yadav, a Grade 10 Teach for India student from Mumbai.   Having goals and dreams in my small fist, I entered Teach for India’s Institute. Little did I know though that there would be a twist.   The returning interns said ‘No goals, no dreams work at the Institute but there definitely will be an increment in your learning’s magnitude.’    The first day started off late but with a huge burst, And as the...

From Velvet Revolution to Kids Education Revolution: Giving Voice to Our Youth in Armenia

This blog post was contributed by Maral Varjabedyan (Birthright Armenia Volunteer at Teach for Armenia), and Sateny (Student, Teach For Armenia) Teach for All’s Armenia network (Teach for Armenia) held its first Kids Education Revolution (KER) National Summit from May 31st to June 1st, 2019.  Upholding the ongoing journey of reform in Armenia, KER provided a platform for students, teachers, principals and other stakeholders to gather, discuss and unveil students’ roles as change-makers in...