Category: Rural Education

Rural Education
Portable Science Laboratories win Award at India Innovation Summit
We are pleased to announce that Prayag Ichangimath, our Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (aka STEAM) Education coordinator has been chosen to accept an award under a Tech Innovation category for his Portable Science...
Rural Education
How Barefoot College Sees Off Graduating Students from a Rural Bridge School
Written by Shuvajit Payne, Head of Barefoot’s Education Dept. & Sanjana Yadav, SBI Youth For India Fellow. “Didi, mai kal jaa raha hoon” (Sister, I will leave tomorrow), “Bhaiya, hum phir nahi milenge” (Brother, we...
Rural Education
Emancipating Our Children From Intergenerational Poverty
Children from Rural India can’t attend schools in the day as they are contributing their energies to livelihood generation activities, or are taking care of their siblings. The state of the future is in the...
Rural Education
Learning Journeys: Students from Yerwada Slums Visit Barefoot College
Written by Stella Morielli, Barefoot College Volunteer Coordinator How can we bridge two separate worlds? How do we bring lives and experiences together to harness critical knowledge on climate change? How do we remedy this...
Rural Education
Shikshaniketan Celebrates First Science Fair
Undoubtedly, a significant fraction of children’s schooling involves the learning, and hopefully experimentation, of Science. The Sciences are connected to all aspects of life, even for youth who are not planning to pursue them directly...
Rural Education
Emerging Perspectives: Barefoot Night Schools Skype American Private Schools
The ways in which we interact with other societies is changing as quickly as civilizations themselves are. By-the-book learning is a classic technique for gaining knowledge about the world. However, it has its limitations. Paired...
Rural Education
Classroom Stories for Rebel Girls
By Mallika Das, Barefoot College Education Volunteer, Tilonia Rajasthan First a confession: I had never written a story in my life until a week ago. Story-telling is not my thing – academic articles? Yes, of course!...
Rural Education
WANTED: Volunteers at Barefoot's Primary School
Shiksha Niketan is widely recognised for the high quality of education it provides for rural children as well as its students’ high academic and extra-curricular performance. Barefoot College distinguishes between ‘literacy’ and ‘education’, and endeavours...
Rural Education
Digitizing the Night Schools of Gujarat
       Education for underprivileged children is imperative in reversing issues of healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment, environmental degradation or human rights issues. In disadvantaged groups of Gujarat (including marginalized tribal and caste populations) only half of children...
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Rajasthani Villagers Invigorated by Malala Yousafzai Documentary
Village society (or any society) can not progress without having equal opportunity to participate in a wholesome education. In the state of Rajasthan, India we find the highest disparity in Primary School attendance. Of all the girls eligible to...