Long winding lectures, tons of homework, tuitions, competition and stress – unfortunately, these phrases still define primary and secondary education in our country, the clamour for change in the system notwithstanding. And if attempts are made to usher in a new era, it leads to vociferous debates and controversies (eg: the brouhaha over Kapil Sibal’s proposal to scrap boards).
But amidst the confusion, there are a few attempts being made to make learning a less cumbersome process for children. And driving these initiatives are educated, upwardly mobile individuals who believe in the cause of non-stressful education. Meet some accomplished professionals in the city who bring their unique skill-sets and perspectives as they try to impart education in an atmosphere of fun, perfectly complimenting the formal learning in schools.
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