Reimagining civic education in India
Janaagraha’s Civic Learning initiative seeks to transform the youth of urban India into informed, responsible, and active citizens. The program fosters a sense of civic duty and responsibility while also imparting critical skills like systems thinking, leadership, and teamwork. It encourages children and youth to take ownership of their neighbourhoods and cities, and to work collaboratively with the government to improve them.
Janaagraha’s Civic Learning initiative was developed to address this.
The program adopts a hybrid model of learning where classroom teaching is supported by experiential learning.
Challenges like climate change, sanitation, gender, and governance are discussed and students are encouraged to analyse the local impact of these global issues. They are taught to look beyond the symptoms to understand the root causes and are also guided on how to approach them.
The program focuses on imparting three types of essential skills, namely:
A three-pronged approach is used to implement the program:
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We have also developed story books and learning guides to help children navigate contemporary challenges like conservation and climate change. You can access the civic learning story books here.