We had been working towards bringing together a cohort of civics teachers from private schools in Gurgaon and Delhi since the beginning of 2016. Last year, we tried ToTs with individual schools which took a lot of time and efforts. As a new approach and an improvisation to the previous, in April this year we did the first TOT with 8 teachers from 4 different private schools. This is a group with some of the most passionate and energetic teachers we’ve had in our programmes.
After the TOT they took up a personal project of a civic issue and worked on it. They took up this challenge with enthusiasm and most of them did very good work on their projects. The only challenge we faced with this cohort was to arrange meetings and visits since the these
schools are very busy and it becomes very difficult for the teachers to take out time for such activities.