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Budget 2019: A mixed bag of sops for children Analysis by HAQ Center for Child Rights

The government of India presented its budged for 2019-2020 on July 5, and the share of children in this budget stands at a mere 3.2 percent. Another cause of worry is the cut back in allocations to schemes that deal with the ordeals of child labourers. Here’s an analysis of the budget by the HAQ…

KHOJ: Rights and Duties CJP's Educational Program for a Plural India

This session is expected to evolve a lasting understanding and grasp within young minds of what his/her rights are as an individual. Our Rights and Teachers Rights, Rights and Responsibilities and Rights and Duties. A critical part of the discussions involve discussing those rights. This module consists of three exercises. Each child is given this…

KHOJ: Maps and Personal Histories CJP's Educational Program for a Plural India

This is one of KHOJ’s teaching modules. Each child in the class is given one map and the session involves dotting specific locations on the map that are the spots that have impact on the child’s life in and around his/hers home, school family and community life. Find out more in this video.

Police brutality against teaching candidates

CJP writes to NHRC over Police brutality against teaching candidates in Lucknow, UP Yet another instance of violence against protesters by the Uttar Pradesh Police

Taking note of another recent incident in which the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police once again brutally targeted student activists, CJP has lodged a strong protest with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC): this time, candidates who were peacefully protesting procedural lapses in the selection process for assistant teachers in the state. On November 2, students were…

KHOJ: Self Portrait and Problem Solving CJP's Educational Program for a Plural India

This introductory KHOJ module aims at drawing out the emotional world of a child. Through sketches and words that describe those images and emotions we ask them to draw things they like and dislike. Through which the teacher gleans what situations make the young angry, hurt, lonely, happy or sad. To know more about this…

Khoj Discover a New Approach to Education

An Introduction to KHOJ CJP's Educational Program for a Plural India

KHOJ is an Education for a Plural India movement. It is an innovative educational approach, which has been evolved over 20 years of actual engagement inside classrooms with thousands of school students in the 10-13 year age group (Std. V – Std. VII). KHOJ is based on the premise that the young are as capable of…

KHOJ: Hate Hurts, Harmony Works What is KHOJ?

You have probably heard rumours about KHOJ, an education NGO run by activist and journalist Teesta Setalvad. But, what is KHOJ? Watch this video to learn all about our initiatives as well as our response to a whole host of false allegations. You will discover that KHOJ is not teaching children to be anti national.…

Education for all

Education for All: A Basic Human Rights Need An Exclusive Blog by Special Invitation

In the 21st century post-welfare state, education for all is a lost horizon in India. India has constructed an education system that is among the most exclusionary in the world.  The ruling ideology of neoliberalism has ensured that an unabashed, unapologetic class education has been put in place. There is a perfect fit between the…

Another World is Possible A Timeline of the government's crackdown on the student movement in India

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house,” Audre Lorde While the Indian government continues its cynical assault on institutes of learning and higher education, the Indian student movement shows us that another world is possible. [TIMELINE-21288] In the past three years and ten months since the Modi government came to power one notices…

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