Gijubhai Badheka was an inspiring teacher who rejected the orthodox system of school teaching, and instituted playful mechanisms for learning, and used Montessori methods of teaching, particularly in the language arts. This is a film of his work and his school in Gujarat. This film is in Gujarati with English subtitles.
DakshinamurthyVinayMandir, the school that he created still exists in the small town of Bhavnagar, where they still follow this method of teaching. It is an amazing place and must visit for people who are interested in education and also to know about history of some of these great Indian people who were inspired by Gandhiji.
Software engineer by profession, or rather the job that pays, Otherwise, a writer, guitarist, traveler by passion. I write for a monthly e-zine for Sattva, which focuses on social sector, initiatives around Bangalore. Have worked with number of NGOs mostly in educational area in Bangalore......read more