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Code to Change!

For CEL Kids Hackathon 2020, a coding event for kids in Grade 5-9 to showcase their coding talent signed to UN's SDG, we wanted our Teach For India (Ahmedabad) schools and kids to participate and learn to code. We partnered with Riverside School where Riverside kids, or teaching buddies, came and taught in our schools. Teaching buddies on hearing that other kids wanted to learn coding and needed someone to teach them took up the...

Kare Parliament

Safoora Siddiqui, an eighth grader from Kare School in Hyderabad is working on a project to duplicate the parliamentary system in her school. The project is aiming to build leadership qualities in the students by transferring all the responsibility of the school management to this parliament comprised entirely of students.  Kare Parliament is headed by Safoora, who plays the role of the Prime Minister, along with four other ministers who run the ministries of...

Paramarsh

Inspired by McKinsey, Raghavendra Yadav, a tenth grader from a Teach For India classroom in Mumbai, has created Paramarsh, a free consultancy that works towards fostering student leadership and creating sustainable structures for change in the society. Through Paramarsh, Raghavendra supports 6 student-led projects in the school where he helps them strategize, plan, and execute their vision towards creating sustainable change. These 6 projects work on issues like gender equality, peer teaching, communal...

Project Sachetna

In the summer of 2019, Saumya and Sanmyukta Shinde, two sisters from Udayachal High School in Mumbai, started Project Sachetna in their hometown, Nashik. Sachetna aims at unleashing the potential of kids from underprivileged backgrounds, and helps strengthen them in all aspects: personality, health, hygiene, education, etc. Through multiple sessions with the students, Saumya and Sanmyukta not only covered topics such as health, awareness on menstruation and hygiene, but also explained the significance...

PARTNERSHIP COMING ALIVE!

When we strive for equality between the genders or races, the need for equal partnership in an educational system is part of the need of the hour as well! At my school, HLC International, in Chennai, equal partnership is not only embedded in its philosophy, but is actively practiced as well.  We practice partnership in building a timetable and planning lessons that fit the needs of teachers and students alike. Our school has adopted a...

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...