The Peoples' Institute for Re-thinking Education and Development

Shikshantar, a Jeevan Andolan (life movement) was founded to challenge the culture of schooling and institutions of thought-control. Today factory schooling and literacy programs are suppressing many diverse forms of human learning, intelligence and expression, as well as much needed organic processes towards just and harmonious social regeneration. Schooling is the crisis.

In the spirit of Vimukt Shiksha, we are committed to creating spaces and processes where individual and comunities can together engage in dialogue to:

  1. generate meaningful critiques to expose and dismantle/transform existing models of Education, Development and Progress;
  2. reclaim control over their own learning processes and learning ecologies;
  3. imagine (and continually re-imagine) their own complex shared visions and practices of Swaraj

Shikshantar is based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Our core team works in collaboration with local and trans-local partners through dynamic processes of participatory conceptualisation. To learn more about our efforts please contact us.