A construction site near the migrant workers’ homes.
A boy looks into the school during the school day.
Derek practices numbers with Priya.
Sombari, Kunki, and Kajal practice in workbooks as it approaches afternoon.
A boy practices writing while his friends look on.
Akshaya practices her Hindi script.
Yvette and Srivalli practice counting by playing a hand game.
Priya is very cheerful as she firmly grasps Derek’s hand.
Renuka teaches the children, letting one student be an example.
Kejia feeds her brother during lunch.
Anil is happy.
Renuka feeds other children during lunch.
ParvatiJi playing educational games with her students in the afternoon.
Afternoon games outside the classroom. Srivalli preparing to run!
The hand-painted front wall of the school.
"...So look at nature, at the tamarind tree, the mango trees in bloom, and listen to the birds early in the morning and late in the evening. See the clear sky, the stars, how marvellously the sun sets behind those hills. See all, the colours, the light on the leaves, the beauty of the land, the rich earth. Then having seen that and seen also what the world is, with all its brutality, violence, ugliness, what are you going to do?" J. Krishnamurti, On Education (Conversation 43, http://www.jkrishnamurti.org/)
"The goal of a school is to create an experience in which the student can arrive at creative encounters, be drawn out, and make meaning.” Jim McKernan
"If you will tell me why the fen
appears impassable, I then
will tell you why I think that I
can get across it if I try." --Marianne Moore, "I May, I Might, I Must", Collected Poems, 1909
Aksharavani · An Adaptive Community School in Hyderabad, India