About Us

“A 9 years old girl was standing outside her classroom, upon asking the reason she told that she was not able to answer the question in Hindi but answered it in her own language which the teacher did not understand and thought that the girl has not studied. And hence as a punishment she was made to stand outside the class. “

Shiksharth is a not-for-profit organization working towards improving the quality of education in rural and tribal areas through action-based research, design and implementation. Currently we are operational out of the tribal Chhattisgarh in Sukma, South Bastar which has been struggling with Left wing Extremism.  Shiksharth at the core believes in community led model of education and is currently working on ways by which community, its wisdom, culture and customs can be contextually incorporated in classrooms content and pedagogy. Their major focus areas of work are:

  • Creating excellent teaching practices through contextual pedagogy for students in tribal and rural areas.
  • Designing efficient and effective solutions for the government and district education administration to improve the quality of efforts being put in by them.
  • Create a platform for Community to contribute towards the holistic development of the child
  • Create documented repository of tribal history and culture
  • Promote and advocate multilingual education.
  • Empower public education system especially focused on tribal and rural parts of country
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What we do?

DSC_0606 (2)At the core we believe in community led model of education and are currently working on ways by which community, its wisdom, culture and customs can be contextually incorporated in classrooms content and pedagogy.

Alongside we collaborate with government and local administration to ensure better on ground implementation of policies and interventions on ground in rural and tribal areas helping us to reach out close to 10000 children through direct interventions as part of our projects and overall 45000 as part of our collaboration with the local administration. (more…)

Vision

VISION:

Every rural and tribal community contributes towards an excellent education for their children.

Mission

  • Create academic resources for tribal/rural children that is in resonance with their eco-system leading to academic improvement in schools
  • Creating peace ambassadors out of the education system who contribute towards peace building of their respective regions
  • Create technical support structure for government and local administration in its  work done towards improving quality of education in the district.
  • Manage and support various initiatives under improving science education in schools by bringing in contextual pedagogy.
  • Create a platform for Community to contribute towards the holistic development of the child.
  • Bridge the gap between community and schools by creating a support structure for the government system to effectively work on the long term education plan of the tribal/rural children