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We originate from
india's first innovators

courtesy, news24

We are india's children from Adivasi & Dalit communities.
நாங்கள் பழங்குடி மக்கள், முதல் மக்கள். நாங்கள் அசல் புதுமைப்பித்தர்கள்!
join our war against poverty:)) 


of us, youth warriors, live in rural India.

we  come from families that lead entrepreneurial lives



75 years after india's independence, we, the young people of india, still wait for quality education to reach our potential!


but we have news! 


Katha Magic Labs
in 2022

teach us the way we want to learn.  to stand tall as reader-leaders! innovators. entrepreneurs!


we all belong to
one home. India!

we have one land to enrich with traditional knowledge & 21st century skills!

join us!

we call ourselves the  kadl kids

Nearly 75 years after India won her freedom, we, the children of "India's First Peoples," are still treated as if we don't matter.

   We know that we matter!

    We are not there yet. But we can ...


if you all help us! 

    The Katha Magic Labs are designed especially for us to teach us to Read the World. They tempt us with lots and LOTS of books and ideas, and make us curious discoverers! TADAA!

    And when we start enjoying stories, we jump into reading -- at our pace!

Learning is a game called happiness at our magic labs!

Teaching us the way we want to learn is like inspiring a bee to gently take off!
     Our dream? To become

   SEApreneurs, Dalitpreneurs,

     Adivasipreneurs ...


Or empathetic entrepreneurial district collectors, aeroplane pilots, teachers, doctors, dancers, chefs, painters with international repute.
We want to know everything! Science, technology, engineering, maths, social and earth sciences. The arts!

But first 😉  we need to quickly learn to read at grade level!
We need your support to learn these skills fast:)

We can! We are the

warriors against poverty!

Be an entrepreneur,

Learn sustainable innovations with us!

Be a warrior against poverty with us!

volunteer at

or write to us!

about katha

Katha is an award-winning "profit-for-all" registered voluntary organization. Started in 1988 by a single volunteer, we are today, 34 years later, a fun-living Katha Family, working across India. 

     In Tamil Nadu, our flagship initiative is with children of the Adi Dravidar, Adivasi, Dalit  and Muslim communities of Tiruvallur District.

    Bhim!Unbuk way of teaching respects our children, teaching them the way they want to learn.

Our Team

The 300 Million Citizens' Clallenge & kadl!

India has 300 million children in schools today. 50% of our schoolgoing children cannot read to save their lives.

The 300 Million Citizens' Challenge is a national programme. It works with children from underserved communities, with many partners, across India. (

     Our work with India's First Children, in Tamil Nadu and Jharkhand, is an extension of the 300 Million Challenge.

     Working with fabulous partners, we reach quality to the last mile!


Join the Team!

We work in Tiruvallur District, in Tamil Nadu. And in Khunti District in Jharkhand. Hard to reach places.

     We need volunteers. Photographers. Filmmakers. Artists. Dancers. Musicians. Actors. Writers and music composers.

     Excited? Write to us at

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