Fellows by Category

Organization: Pragat Shikshan Sansthan

Maxine Berntsen is an American-born linguist who moved to India in the early 1960s, settled in Phaltan, Maharashtra, and became an Indian citizen. She is launching a model preschool and follow-up supplementary education program for poor small town and rural children, and is beginning systematically to reach out from this base to the dispirited public primary school teachers. She's also...

Minal Doshi is reversing the tragic national practice of neglecting children's disability to the point when it is too late for optimizing treatment and rehabilitation. She is opening new opportunities for disabled children and their families through multidimensional education on early diagnosis, prevention, and rehabilitation. Minal is addressing her pattern-changing education to all related...

Enakshi Ganguly is introducing analysis of government spending and monitoring of child rights activity in parliament as tools for advocacy. She believes that it is critical to mainstream child rights in all development initiatives, governmental and nongovernmental. She therefore wants to create an environment where every development initiative will be scanned through the "child rights" lens,...

Organization: Loreto Day School, Sealdah

Sister Cyril is showing how middle class schools can integrate the poor living around them into their educational mainstream, to their mutual benefit.

J.M. Sampath is setting out to make psychology increasingly a part of the average Indian's skills. Since modern values depend on people being able to empathize with and thereby understand the impact they will be having upon others, popularizing psychology may well be critical to strengthening society's values.

Organization: Doorstep School

Beena Lashkari is exposing slum children of ages three to eighteen to formal education and helping them stay in school. From doorstep schools to schools-on-wheels to evening schools, Beena finds creative ways to make these students' first encounter with education successful.

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