Challenges


Multilingual India

Many Languages Out of 6000 languages in the world today, 20-50% are on the verge of being lost since children don’t speak them. Many of our languages will die too. India’s linguistic cultures are the repository of deep knowledge and wisdom. Losing them would mean losing ourselves. Our children losing out. Diversity Our children all […]

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Poverty

Empowerment 50% of Delhi’s population lives in slums and unauthorized colonies. They live in degraded land fills, near railway tracks and nullahs. Huge issues are health, education, nutrition, population, and environment. Women bear primary responsibility in every one of these areas. Yet, they feel abla, “weak.” Basic Amenities 5.5% of men and 5.3% women have […]

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Education

Preschool Research shows that early childhood education is essential for nations to thrive and prosper. One million 0-4 year olds live in Delhi’s slums with almost no access to early childhood centres. We know preschools are important. So why don’t we ensure that every one of our children gets it? K12 In 2010, out of […]

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Reading

Pre-reading Many children who enter municipal corporation or government schools have had no recourse to preschools. Hence they have very little of the essential pre-reading and pre-writing skills. Katha works with MCD Schools to help grade 1 children reach PAR (Performance, Attendance, Retention). Primary Reading Across 50 slums, Katha studies show high drop out rates. […]

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Faculty Development and Research

If we want to – Help every child understand she has a right to quality education that will put her on a level playing field as an Indian citizen. Improve quality of education for 5 million+ children living on the streets and in slums of Delhi, originating from backward regions of India, especially Haryana, Rajasthan, […]

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Reading Initiatives

Katha started its reading programmes in 1988 with Tamasha!, our children’s magazine for first generation school goers. UNICEF and the Government of Delhi helped take it to Delhi’s slums, and later the Government of Rajasthan chipped in for their schoolchildren. In 1990 our schools started to nurture reading through story and storytelling. In 2001, the […]

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Challenges

India is becoming increasingly urbanized. Today more than 300 million people are living in urban areas. It is projected that by 2030 nearly 50% of the population will be in the cities. As the urban population in the country is growing, so is urban poverty. The nature of urban poverty poses different problems of housing […]

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