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Who we are

Our Story

We are a small group of passionate learners and creators who are attempting to create true alternatives to mainstream learning, where instead of following a deadpan curriculum created by someone else, the learners can truly think about themselves, their families, their communities, and the whole world, and discover the education they need and want for themselves.

Our Mission

Reclaiming the meaning of education and breaking the existing factory-model of learning, by helping communities create their own schools. These schools are called Nooks.

Our Vision

We believe that education must be brought back into the hands of the people, and therefore we envision a self-designed education for all, which is accessible, equitable and localised.

Our Values

  • Be Good,  Be Diverse,
  • Be Moonshot, Be Empathetic,
  • Be Fun,  Be a Community Builder.

The Founding Team

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Kushal Kumar K
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Passionate about children and mingling with Adults, loves to travel and learn new languages. Being a hopper has taught him to live without fear.

Our Advisory

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Bilal Advisor

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Awards & Accolades

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HundrED 

Selected as one of the most impactful and scalable innovations in the world by global education non-profit HundrED for the HundrED 2022 Global Collection.

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FabLearn

Presented the DEFY model at Stanford University at the FabLearn conference which is now part of the ACM digital Library.

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HundrED 

Selected 4 years in a row (2017-2021) one of the first 10 of 100 global educational innovations by Finland based HundrED(.org)

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Good Festival

Won the 100 Top Innovations Prema Gyan Award at Lausanne, Switzerland at the Good Festival. 

Womennovator

 In 2018, Megha was selected among 100 “Women of Substance” by The ‘Wommenovator’ program.

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St. Gallen Symposium

Abhijit was a as a leader to participate and speak at the 48th St. Gallen Symposium held in May 2018 to debate «Beyond the end of work» in St. Gallen, Switzerland.

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International Visitor Leadership Program

March 2018,  Megha Bhagat. Recognized as a future leader of change through the US State Department International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) 

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Global Junior Challenge

Winner of Global Junior Challenge 2015 held in Rome that rewards the innovative use of technology for the education of 21st century and the social inclusion.

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I Inspire

Abhijit Sinha was presented with the Social Entrepreneur award of the Year BD Foundation 2017

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Common Purpose

Winners of Common Purpose Challenge 2016 held in UK. 

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Transcendence Award

Project DEFY received this prestigious accolade at the U.S. Michigan State University in 2019.

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Kanthari

Abhijit Sinha was a participant in the 2015 kanthari leadership training  course. 

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