In 2015, we began asking ourselves why there are so many social problems around us and how come there is no teaching of public-problem-solving skills at the school level. School children are expected to graduate with honors in intellectual capacity, but are not required to develop any social skills at all. This is perhaps why the number of challenges have increased. We believe that we can bring about social change, and our theory of change is to have children become skilled public problem solvers lead the way.
We developed a ‘Global Citizens Diploma’ program called ‘Karthavyam’ in 2016 and upon seeing how society was infact ready and willing to problem solve alongside the children, we have gone ahead and introduced the diploma in many schools across Tamilnadu. Through the diploma, we facilitate a connect with nature and environment around every child’s locality, and provide them the tools and skills we believe to be essential for all public problem solvers. We do this through a combination of classroom sessions and hands-on learning. It has four levels. They are, become an observer, become an explorer, become a storyteller, and become a problem solver’.