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!
Katha Magic Labs
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!
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
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!
or write to us!
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.
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. (learn.katha.org)
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 email@example.com