OUR STORY

SIDH started in 1989 when some village women approached Pawan Gupta and Anuradha Joshi to start a school for their children. These same women, three years later, told Pawan and Anuradha that their children were ruined by the new education. This was what started the introspection on good education, which lead to the 35 rural schools and the numerous publications of SIDH.

OUR MENTORS

DHARAMPAL

Dharampalji was a Gandhian thinker whose scholarship and writing about Indian history, pieced together through a deep study of original British documents, has had a deep influence on SIDH. SIDH has published his collected works in 5 volumes. Read more about him on Wikipedia here...

RAVINDRA SHARMA

Guruji Ravindra Sharma, the founder of Kalaashram in Adilabad, was an artisan and storyteller who mesmerized people with his reminiscences of his childhood in Adilabad, a part of the India that was relatively untouched by the British destruction machine. Listen to a talk by Guruji here...

SAMDHONG RINPOCHE

Professor Samdhong Rinpoche is a close aide of the Dalai Lama. He has served as the democratically elected Prime Minister of Tibet in exile and as the Director of the Central Institute of Higher Tibetan Studies at Sarnath. Listen to a talk by Rinpocheji here...

OUR PEOPLE

PAWAN GUPTA

Pawan Gupta is a co-founder of SIDH and has been working on appropriate education for rural Uttarakhand since 1989. He is the author of 3 books on education published by SIDH. Know more...

ANURADHA JOSHI

Anuradha Joshi is a co-founder of SIDH and has worked on starting pre-primary and primary school and training local youth as teachers in the SIDH network of rural schools. Know more...

RAJAN VENKATESH

Rajan Venkatesh is a former journalist and current organic farmer. He ran a Gandhiji's Buniyadi-shiksha inspired school, 'Bodhshala' in SIDH. The book he authored about this experiment is published by SIDH. Know more...

OUR ASSOCIATES

SIDH works in close collaboration with the Bangalore based educational consulting company, Asli Shiksha. Asli Shiksha works with schools, teachers and students to create self-learning environments. SIDH and Asli Shiksha are jointly publishing a series of books on self-learning. Click here.

OUR INFRASTRUCTURE

The Learning Resource Center (LRC), built on two acres of land at Kempty can house upto 70 people and is an ideal place for workshops, seminars and conferences.
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Society for Integrated Development of Himalayas

Hazelwood Cottage, PO Box 19
Landour Cantt, Mussorie 248179
Phone - +91-0135-2630338/2631304
Fax - +91-0135-2631304
Mail - pawansidh@gmail.com

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