I am Ashish Vivek, an Economics postgraduate student in Delhi, and this month I have pledged to run 5km every day to support Insight Walk in making education accessible and affordable in the village of Kohlapur, Maharashtra.
I firmly believe children hold the potential to reestablish humanity in our nation and learning these life skills and creating some awe-inspiring sustainable equipments helps them become more curious, creative and compassionate.
Why Insight Walk?
Insight Walk runs an 18-month rural fellowship program for women fellows who work with 40-60 children from the respective village in an after-school intervention program. Children in all the villages have the freedom to design their own syllabus.
Children document and learn about their community extensively with more than 25 skills like painting, designing science experiments, soil science, botany, climate change, wildlife conservation, photography, organic farming, quilling, origami, miniature art, fabric dyeing, making organic colors, journalism, storytelling, poetry, pottery, writing books, cinematography, archiving, chalk carving, charcoal painting, hand embroidery, bamboo craft, reading and writing skills, etc.
Do check out their Instagram for some brilliant creations out of trash!
Robot drawing circles
The goal is not just to distribute resources and supplies and fix the problem for the short term, but to address the issue at its roots and create a sustainable community-led solution that can be easily replicated, adapted, and implemented in the future during any crises.
“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn't need to be reformed -- it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardise education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
― Ken Robinson
Note: Donations to Insight Walk benefit tax exemption.