Shikshamitra - An open learning center
All children are not alike. Their learning needs and learning methods are very different. For this reason, a single curriculum for all students, as has been the trend in India means that many children are left out and eventually fall out of the education system. With the belief that education must be in tune with a larger vision of society, emphasizing creativity and equal respect for both humans and the natural environment, Shikshamitra set out on a journey in 2005 to address such concerns.
Who we are
Shikshamitra is a not for profit organization working for an equity pedagogy and sustainable learning. Based in Kolkata, it began in April 2005, as an alternative school and also an open learning educational resource center. Post closure of the school in 2011, we work as an education resource organization. From the start, our focus has been on languages (Bengali and English), art and mathematics too. Our areas of work are - teacher trainings, material development, publication, library, developing short courses and consultation.