Hamari Paathshala (Our School)

I wrote a post on education system about two months back – here. While it wasn’t hard to come up with a solution to bring out a change in the education system in India, the problem was realizing that many organization exists who are doing many things but at different areas/region across the country. So how do I contribute in the lagging problems of our education system? – whether it was about child rights and protection in school or sanitation facility not in place or health and nutrition not available to 230 million Indians who go hungry everyday or most school did not have enough rooms to conduct classrooms or teacher absenteeism or about understanding the importance of sports and fitness in school. There is no one problem that needs attention but many and how do I contribute to this?

As I started this photo story titled – ‘Hamari Paathshala’  I came across many such gaps that exists in the schooling system in India. This photo series is a humble attempt to bring out the power of compelling images that aims to necessitate the need for collective impact in education.

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Check out the tag – #hamaripaathshala on instagram for more photos of this series.

Through the photo story I want to reach out to the various stakeholders who are working towards the development of schooling system in India to join hands and bring about a positive change through collective impact. Here is the link to the page to join the movement –

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/hamaripaathshala

Instagram: #hamaripaathshala

How you can help?

1)Visit a school

2)Click a photo

3)Share/Post – #hamaripaathshala (on FB or Instagram) . Please mention the location details and the area of improvement required – (i)Academics, ii)Health & sanitation, iii)Sports & fitness iv)Food & nutrition v)Creative & life skills vi)Infrastructure vii)Child Rights & protection viii)Others)

4)And we would help connect with a local organisation that is working on improving the schooling system in that area.

A platform that helps connect the local heroes to the schools and students who need help and support. A platform that bridges the existing gap in the education system among various stakeholder. A platform to come together to maximize impact with a shared vision- to improve the public schooling system in India.

Look forward to some suggestions and feedback from you. 🙂

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;
Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls” – Rabindranath Tagore

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