The School Project

Cafe Dissensus Everyday will present profiles of schools and educators from different parts of India. We would like to showcase the obscure ones, the experimental ones, and the alternative ones. These schools could be run by the government, by trusts, by religious organizations, or privately run. If you would like your school to feature in this section, do get in touch with us.

The School Project will be curated by Mary Ann Chacko.

Mary Ann Chacko

She is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her dissertation examines the Student Police Cadet program implemented in government schools across Kerala, India with a focus on adolescent citizenship and school-community relations. She is an Editor of Cafe Dissensus. Read more of her work on her blog, Chintavishta. E-mail:


Articles from The School Project:

My School – My Mission/Dr. Ajay Balhra

Homeschooling: A Shift in Perception and A Way of Life/Sonnal Pardiwala

A “teacher, but not trained”: David Horsburgh and the Neel Bagh Experiment/Sachin Tiwari

Digantar: A Glimpse at an Alternative Approach to Education/Riti Das Dhankar

Adharshila Shikshan Kendra: Reconstituting Possibilities for Adivasi Children/Karishma Desai

Cafe Dissensus Interview with Pakistani Educator, Humaira Bachal/Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy