Kruthi and Senora, the daughters of a plumber and a carpenter, respectively, were selected as Ashoka India Changemakers for educating 25 kids of migrant labourers in Kodigenahalli.
More from the excerpts from the Ashoka website, “while the norm is to focus on academics, these teenagers are looking beyond their textbooks. From innovating a solar-powered incinerator for dealing with menstrual waste to teaching girls to code, these teenagers are changing the narrative of what youth in this country aspire for. They recognise the social and environmental problems around them and find intriguing ways to solve them. Never again, can we doubt the capability of the youth to challenge patterns and change narratives.
Ashoka is thrilled to formally announce the 9th batch of Youth Venturers from India. The ways in which they demonstrate empathy, creativity, teamwork and collaborative leadership leaves us spellbound.”
A full-page article on our girls and their projects has been published in The Bangalore Mirror.
Our student Chaithra is written about in the local newspaper as a new discovery in the film world. She will be sharing screen space with the eminent artist Ravinchandran. We take credit in discovering her acting talent when she was 10 years old at school and got her to act in all our school plays. She then graduated and did her engineering in Biotechnology with First Class Distinction. But her passion has always been acting and we know she has a bright future. All the teachers have vowed to go and watch both her films when they are released.
Shukla Bose and Anuradha represented Parikrma and presented a research paper on the Parikrma Model at one of the world’s largest education conference, EDUlearn 18 in Mallorca. “We attended the 10th Annual International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies held at Palma de Mallorca, Spain on the 2nd to 4th of July 2018. We had written a paper called Overcoming Barriers to Learning the Parikrma Way which outlined the 360 degree and E to E model that Parikrma has been following the last 15 years and the impact it has had on students' learning and the community in general. Edulearn18 is one of the largest Education conferences in Europe and it was an honour to be able to present our paper to all the educators and technocrats present. The main aim of Edulearn is to promote and disseminate experience and innovations and Research in all educational fields and disciplines. The conference included pedagogical innovations, emerging learning/teaching technologies, research in education, and university-industry collaborations. Our paper was very well received and there was great curiosity to know more about our operations. There were 900 delegates from 140 different countries. We were in the session called Cultural Diversity and Inclusion. The keynote address was given by Prof Eric Mazur from Harvard University,” explains founder, Shukla Bose.
We are super excited to inform that Parikrma student Jagannath has just secured 100% scholarship at the Azim Premji University and will be studying a combined course of BSc & BEd. We got him to address our Grade 10 students. He starts off the session with, “If I could do it then so can you.”
Students are the best teachers.
We are proud of him.