75 years after india's independence, we, the young people of india, still wait ...
Katha Magic Labs
will teach us the way we want to learn. to stand tall as reader-leaders!
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.
Katha says we matter!
The Katha Magic Labs are designed especially for us! It teaches us to Read the World, tempts us with lots and LOTS of books and ideas, and makes us curious discoverers! TADAA!
And then, 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 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 we are scared
of reading & writing
We need your patience; your excellence:)
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
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 in Tamil Nadu is an extension of the 300 Million Challenge.
Working with fabulous partners, we reach quality to the last mile!