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rJAM = Read for Joy and Meaning 

rJam is a magical space where you  learn to Read for Joy & Meaning as you  learn to cook, play football… or even while watching wildlife and animals from your window!

rJam brings  you fabulous mentors with OODLES of experience and talent!
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Barefoot College International 

Barefoot College International (BCI) aspires to increase economic mobility by making vocational  and educational opportunities accessible to women and girls from the most marginalized  communities around the world. We seek to ensure that every woman and girl has the skills and knowledge she needs to be a catalyst for change to help women build rural resilience - each village at a time. Through this mission, Barefoot College International seeks to ensure that every woman or girl has the skills and knowledge she needs to be a catalyst for change to the benefit of herself, her family and her entire community.

GiftAbled

GiftAbled Foundation was formed in 2013 as a Public Charitable Trust. GiftAbled is a thought  that we all can live with dignity and earn our livelihood. GiftAbled strives to create an ecosystem of like-minded individuals and collectively build a disabled-friendly society. We aim to empower People with Disabilities across crucial aspects of their  lives, and have designed several services with this aim in mind. Our mission is to innovate and accelerate inclusion to transform the lives of People with Disabilities. Our vision is to build an inclusive world where People with Disabilities have equal opportunity in all aspects of life.

World's Largest Lesson

World’s Largest Lesson promotes use of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in learning so that children can contribute to a better future for all. We are a programme from Project Everyone. We produce creative tools for educators and action focussed learning experiences for children and young people that build skills and motivation to take action for the SDGs. Each year we create campaigns and challenges to keep student learning engaging and relevant. We support these with local activations to make sure no one is left behind. We believe that education is key to delivering the promise of the Goals, so our resources are free, open source and translated into over 30 languages. We stand alongside partners including UNICEF and UNESCO to advocate for Education for Sustainable Development and encourage the widespread use of the Goals through formal education systems.

Meet your Super SuperGurus!

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Shravani Dang

A double lifetime achievement awardee, Shravani is deeply interested in encouraging original ideas in children. She founded and ran The  Creative Writing Workshop (1993-2002) which saw one child win the coveted Microsoft  award for essay writing while another child got published.  Today she serves as an independent board member to international  NGO "Charities Aid Foundation '' and CyberMedia, and is an Advisor to Agastya International Foundation. Retired from the  corporate world, she divides her time feeding stray dogs by selling food through a home kitchen, and painting and writing. She is documenting food history and writing a book on food history and recipes as well as a collection of short stories, titled – ‘There’s an elephant in my garden’ for young people and adults. She  lives in Gurgaon with her husband, one cat and a dog. 

Shabana Khan

Growing up in a poor and ultra-conservative Muslim household, Shabana faced severe deprivations. She adored sports, and played despite her family’s stern restrictions. In 1988, she achieved the 3rd  rank at the Thums Up marathon held at India Gate. Married off right after her Higher Secondary, Shabana found her best friend in her husband. He helped her and supported her dreams. In 1992, Shabana joined Katha Khazana as a supervisor, and excelled at every role since then. In 2002, to her immense joy, she was appointed the PE teacher at Katha Lab School. Her students have won awards at sports competitions all over Delhi She has trained over 200 girls in self-defence. In 2011, with her husband’s active support Shabana joined a 3-year Bachelor’s course, and was awarded her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education. Doordarshan (National Open School Programme) has done a story on Shabana, and Tech Mahindra released a book about her, titled, “Shabana”.

Surya Ramachandran

Surya Ramachandran has a formal academic background in engineering, and is from Chennai. After his college days, he decided to head into the wilds of Central India as a naturalist, spending time in Satpura, Kanha and Panna. In due course, he authored the Photographic Guide to Central Indian Wildlife. The last four years of his life have been spent in the mountains of the trans-Himalayan region of India. He has been exploring possibilities to work with the community while setting up snow leopard and brown bear tracking operations. His core interests lie in understanding microhabitats and documenting stories of ecological relationships of the places he visits. He is widely travelled in the subcontinent, and his personal focus areas are currently the cold deserts of Ladakh, the deserts of Western India and the Western Ghats. He is also the author of the first-of-its-kind comprehensive wildlife guide, where he documents over 2000 species from across the six southern states of India.  

Dr. Octo
Dr. Octo is a science and mathematics GEEK - and he loves sharing his interest in different areas of knowledge with all children. Dr. Octo describes himself as a "Crazy Character"! He loves reading and sharing stories with children from around India and the world. He laughs a lot, takes joy in observing nature, goes for walks, and loves trees, plants and animals. In his spare time, Dr. Octo dabbles in art, and has created not a few artworks, where he has experimented with stunning and misty colours and shades, and different shapes.


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