What we do
Help organisations to develop and realise a rigorous, grounded curricula on gender, technology and education.
Periodic workshops and trainings to build strong networks of local, grassroots educators.
Mentor organisational staff in using new media technologies for deeper dissemination and use within community groups, particularly the youth.
Doosra Dashak: Foundation for Education and Development (Jaipur, Rajasthan) is a public charitable trust established in 2000. FED launched Doosra Dashak (DD) Project in 2001 for education and empowerment of adolescents in the 11-20 years age group. DD bridged a major gap in policy and practice by focusing on the hitherto neglected development needs of the most vulnerable adolescents, especially girls, in backward rural pockets of Rajasthan. DD’s vision is the creation of a new social order through community participation based on values of equality, non-discrimination, and justice. It provides a second chance for an integrated/holistic education to out-of-school adolescents, and prepares youth and women leaders to bring about social transformation.
Sadbhavna Trust (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh) is committed to working for social transformation and towards creating a gender just society. SBT works to empower and build leadership skills of adolescent girls, as well as young and adult women. They do this through a range of strategies including direct community intervention, research, training, material development and advocacy from a feminist perspective. Their young women’s leadership development programme combines building a gender perspective with developing technical skills. They seek to empower girls from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds so that they can challenge patriarchal norms, change their own life circumstances, influence their communities, and also prepare themselves to enter the world.
Vikalp (Udaipur, Rajasthan) is a not-for profit organisation that is committed to working with youth for gender equality and building their leadership skills, since 2003. It has conducted many campaigns, running across 12 districts of Rajasthan on issues, concerning girls’ access to education. Vikalp also works, in-depth, in 510 villages in Udaipur to bring women, young boys, and girls onto platforms that work on gender-based violence and promote equality, justice and peace. Vikalp has been recognised for its work at National and International platforms. It received the ‘I am Shakti’ award (2020), Rajasthan Garima award (2017) and ‘The L’Oreal Paris Femina Woman’ award (2013), amongst others.
Foundation for Awareness, Counselling and Education (Pakur, Jharkhand) is located in the northeast corner of Jharkhand, bordering Murshidabad district of West Bengal. It works among the local, disadvantaged communities with a vision to form an enlightened and empowered society, through education, awareness and community based income generation programmes. Since January 2001, FACE has been working in six blocks of Pakur district with a special focus on children, women and youths of local tribal communities (Santhals & Paharia), along with Muslim minority communities of the region.
Ankur Society for Alternatives in Education
For more than three decades, Ankur has been working in the field of experimental pedagogy, with children, young people, and communities in marginalised neighborhoods of Delhi. Ankur seeks to empower the marginalised, through education, to reflect on their life experiences and contexts, and strive for a life of dignity.
Ankur sees people who live on the margins in terms of their potentials, and engages with them as co-travelers and collaborators. Together with them, Ankur builds dynamic spaces for companionable learning.
Ankur currently works in five workers’ settlements namely LNJP Coloy, Khichripur, Sunder Nagri, Dakshin Puri, Savda Ghevra, through programs such as the learning collective, club, library, young women’s collective, mohalla media lab, community archives and mehfils. It builds on the intellectual and social life of the locality. It supports people as they navigate the changes in urban landscape
People’s Archive for Rural India (PARI)
PARI is a digital journalism platform in India that is the pioneer in putting rural India online for archiving and continuous journalistic value. It was founded in December 2014 by veteran journalist, Palagummi Sainath, former rural affairs editor of The Hindu, author of Everybody Loves a Good Drought and winner of numerous national and international awards. PARI’s stories are translated in as many as thirteen Indian languages.