One of our key goals, when we started, was to build a network of organizations working in education in the country. Today, our partner network, has grown from 4-5 organizations in early 2000s to a large diverse family of over 50 organizations. Spread across the country, the network includes both established and mature organizations with deep expertise as well as mid and early stage organizations who are gaining experience and building their capabilities for long term and sustained work in education.
The collective educational experience and expertise in the network spans decades, extends to all levels of the education system from classrooms to national policy and covers a wide range of domains within education such as curriculum development, pedagogy, assessment and teacher education in language learning, multilingual education, mathematics, science and social science education, social and emotional learning, children’s literature, educational publications and research.
One of the key outcomes of our work, the network is an active learning community which engages with each other through annual retreats, online forums, small gatherings and workshops and collaborates on specific areas as and when there are opportunities or needs.
The annual partners’ forum is a three day retreat of all partner organizations, nowadays held in April/May every year. It has evolved into a unique gathering of the educational community, where various topics of interest and perspectives are discussed and debated. These forums and discussions become a space for our partners and us to explore, reflect and deepen our collective understanding on issues of relevance to education and society.