History of Grammangal
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A sapling is planted..
Grammangal was founded in Dabhon, a tribal hamlet in Dahanu Taluka of (then) Thane District
- Grammangal initiated infrastructure development work with the help of the State
- Government to gain the confidence of locals
The first balwadi was established in Dabhon under the able guidance of Anutai.
Grammangal grows to 15 Balwadis in and around Dabhon
To motivate local youth and spread the Grammangal methodology, a one year Bal-sevika
Training course designed by Maharashtra Bal-Shikshan Parishad is introduced in Aine
Resource Centre for Teachers & Teacher Educators established in Aine.
Residential school in Aine, “Muktashala”, started with just 14 students.
In the same year a pre-school (balwadi ) was set up in Vikramgarh, a small town in (then) Thane district, about 45 km from Aine
Concept of Subjects Laboratories was introduced in a school in Wai
Learning Home, an alternative school for learning, was established in Pune
Vikas Ghar, Grammangal’s supplemental after-school learning program, was started in Wai
Shikshanvedh, a monthly magazine featuring discussions on current research in education, began publication.
The tree of learning continues to grow...
“.....the emergence of new approaches to learning that draw upon a range of insights into the human brain, the functioning of human societies, and learning as a community-wide activity” - from the 21st Century Learning Initiative(www.21learn.org)