Hamaari Shiksha

A workshop to understand the educational landscape in India 

December 23 to 25 , 2017

This three day workshop aims to instill a deeper understanding of the current landscape of education, different avenues of change possible, and the ways you can be a part of this journey. We will hear from people working at policy level and its implementation, people working at the grassroots, people making change within the system, as well as people finding their own path outside of it. This workshop is recommended for (but not limited to) 20-30 year olds who are interested in education-related issues or are looking for ways to be a change maker.

Some of the organizations that participated in this workshop in the past years are Pratham, Google, Manzil, Kranti, Alohomora, Fourth Lion Consulting, IndusAction, Central Square Foundation, CreateNet, Principal of schools in HP education system, Poverty Alleviation Lab, Infinite Engineers, Earth Just and Aavishkaar.

Program Outline:


Day 1

Educational policies in India

Understanding the educational landscape

Gaps between policy and implementation


Day 2

State of education in India – field visit

State of education – reports

The Change Makers in Education: Exploring the landscape

Experiencing the change


Day 3

Children speak

Alternative educators and parents

What can you do and how?

Feedback and discussion


Let’s get together and understand education, and what it means for different people. Let’s listen to the stories of people who have chosen to create a change in the educational system, and their journeys.


When:              December 23-25, 2017

Where:             Aavishkaar, Palampur, Himachal

Group Size:     20

Language:       Hindi/English

Cost:                Rs 4500/- (includes program expenses, food and lodging)

Apply by:        November 15, 2017 (applications reviewed on first-come, first-serve basis)

Contact:          +91 7807071348/9816314756, aavishkaar.palampur@gmail.com


Fill out the online application at:


Nature inspires like nothing else. The workshop will be followed by an optional camping trip in the mountains for 2 days + 1 night. Camping gear can be rented on campus.