Collaborations & Advocacy
Ankur strives to maintain continuums between its work and other initiatives in the educational and social arena. Ankur sees in these efforts the hopes of nurturing better futures.
Contributing to critical pedagogy
Ankur shares the ideas, concepts and pedagogical strategies that emerge from its practice and searches for occasions to learn from others. Ankur collaborates with institutions of formal education, such as government schools, the State Council Educational Research and Training (SCERT), National Council Educational Research and Technology (NCERT), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) and institutes of higher learning.
Making the city less hostile
Ankur has a specific committment to actively intervene in the ways Delhi is being transformed, especially with the threat and realities of demolitions. The aim is to ensure that empowered communities gain access to the services the city should be providing. This softening of the hard edges of the city, would further enhance the humane support networks of our urban communities.
Along with other campaigns and alliances Ankur interfaces with policy makers, administrators, media and the public for the rights of children, women, and the marginalised. We endeavor to contribute to critical debates on contemporary issues of concern.
Violence Mitigation and Peace Building
Though the dominant coordinates of the family and school through which their lives are mapped do not provide space to children/young people to engage with their subjective experience and complexity of social conflict, they are aware of such conflict and absorb the spirit of violence present in the environment. This contributes to anxiety about their future. We believe that children have reservoirs of knowledge of their lives and times. This includes a sense of the social fabric, power equations and strains of social conflict and the way all these affect their daily lives. They are capable of conversing without jargon on these issues.