‘On Women’s Day, India Should Look to the Indefatigable Rukmini Banerji’
This article was written by Anjuli Bhargava
The original article was published in The Wire
“We have underestimated what even the poorest families can and will do for their children,” says Dr Rukmini Banerji. Mothers of young children working in groups can make all the difference if encouraged correctly and can be one of the strongest pillars of NIPUN Bharat (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy).
A second area where she would focus would be on merging the anganwadis seamlessly with early schooling to create a continuum of learning for children of the age group three to eight years – the target group for NIPUN Bharat. And, last but not least, if it was up to her, teaching would be at level and summer holidays would be spent under banyan or peepal trees helping children catch up and reach grade level before progressing to the next class.
Read the full article in The Wire to learn more: On Women’s Day, India Should Look to the Indefatigable Rukmini Banerji.