What We Do
NEET Community Library
Children, youth and community members come together at the Community Library to engage with their heads, hearts and hands. Stocked with an exciting range of age- and interest-appropriate, contextual children’s literature, activity kits, art and craft supplies and computers, it enables children to learn through experiential learning methods. We regularly conduct different activities on art, craft, dancing and singing to encourage children to read and explore their abilities of critical thinking and expression.
Workshop with teachers and children
We have designed, facilitated and implemented a number of workshops with teachers and children to enhance their ability of critical thinking and creative expression.
For teachers, we have organized and facilitated workshops on
- Philosophical perspectives and setting up vibrant libraries .
- Interactive theatre
For children we have conducted workshops on
- Critical thinking
- Creative expression
- Learning by doing method
Setting up of Community library and Classroom libraries
We provided support in setting up community library in Balikuchi Madyamik Vidyalaya. In 2020, we have set up 2 classroom libraries in Latasil LP School and Uzan Bazar Govt. High School.
Language Learning Programme
Research and Documentation
One of NEET’s key objectives is to generate new research and findings for Indian educators and policymakers by connecting educational theory with practice. We have been documenting good educational practices, conducting research and presenting the findings in education seminars and workshops.
Philosophical implications of classroom practices
A case study of an organization, Digantar, which runs two alternative schools, was done to analyse the interconnections between a school’s educational aims and its practices. This involved in-depth classroom and school observations coupled with interviews of teachers, children and community members. The findings were presented at the 7th International CESI (Comparative Education Society of India) Conference titled ‘Comparative Educational Destinies: Visions, Dilemmas and Challenges’, on 21 November 2016.
Repository of child friendly education practices
By documenting the philosophy, curriculum, pedagogy and modes of assessment of specific alternative schools across India, a repository of child friendly education practices was created. We visited alternative schools across the country and documented what makes these schools different from mainstream schools. For this research, we visited and assessed two schools, Digantar in Jaipur and Aarohi in Kelamangalam. Their practices were documented and published in newspapers and magazines