Meet the teachers at Muktangan
Muktangan's teacher training programme transforms aspiring teachers into leaders in their communities
"My name is Lata. I was born and brought up in a small village called Bandalingapur, north of Hyderabad.
I now live in Mumbai with my husband and two children. I heard about Muktangan from my aunt, whose children attended one of the schools.
I attended the Muktangan teacher training course for nine months, then I started teaching pre-school and moved up the school with the pupils in that year group until they reached grade 8.
The biggest advantage to moving up the school with the pupils in this way was that it made it easier to understand the strengths and weaknesses of the children and helped me to encourage them to become thinking individuals.
My current role is to help the grade 4 to 8 Maths teachers to understand, design and deliver effective lesson plans that meet the needs of each student. I always use the active, constructive approach of Muktangan methodology."
"My name is Ujwala. I was born and brought up in Mumbai. My father was a mill worker and my mother a housewife who later worked in a garment factory.
I heard about Muktangan through the NGO where I worked and I used to visit to learn about their methodology. I joined Muktangan because I wanted to develop my teaching skills further.
Muktangan is very different from a government school in its approach towards teaching and learning. Here we use a facilitator style of teaching, focusing on developing the skills that promote a more effective educational environment.
I have been working at Muktangan for ten years now, and I am very proud and thankful to be here."