PARI Education

Address. Inform. Change.

What is a ‘PARI Education’?

A student in India today is likely to know about the destruction of the Amazon forests, and native American history, but be completely unaware about the state of India’s forests and who are our indigenous people. Our educational systems are grooming a generation of Indians who are far removed from their immediate surroundings, oblivious to social and ethical questions and detached from the growing inequalities around. A ‘PARI Education’ wants to bring these issues into mainstream education, and get young Indians interested in and learning from the diverse communities, lives and livelihoods that make up our country.

PARI in the Classroom

We work with schools and colleges to bring stories of rural India into the classroom and curriculum. Our stories cut across subjects and bring alive textbooks concepts. In an Economics’ class, poverty is no longer a number when told through a PARI story – it is the life of a daily wage labourer who lives meal to meal, migrates through the year, and cannot afford school fees for his/her children who have been left at home. We hope to give students the tools and information to question the world around them, and to think critically beyond their textbooks; to be curious and empathetic.

Read Stories by Students

Together with educators, we design sessions, internships and projects that get students out into the field to interact with diverse people and occupations they otherwise don’t see or acknowledge. Further, we work with them, and train them to journalistically report, document and photograph things around them. The best work is featured on PARI.


PARI in the classroom

PARI stories cut across many disciplines. Poverty is not a number, but the life of a daily wage labourer who cannot afford school fees; agriculture is not only soil, weather and yield but a family-inherited occupation no longer sustainable. The distress of weavers is a palpable loss of knowledge. Stories on dying languages are precious lessons on literature and the society of the dispossessed. At PARI Education we are sensitising a new generation to lives and livelihoods in rural India.

In the curriculum

In the curriculum

Project work is an intrinsic part of all curricula. Find out how you can design projects which fit curriculum and get students to explore rural issues, creating living knowledge on their field trips. Reporting for a global audience will raise the quality of their work besides being a powerful source of learning.

As a teaching resource

As a teaching resource

Even the driest topics come alive when we can weave a story around them. Use our vast resource of stories, photos, films and research reports to put a face to whatever you are teaching – from irrigation to pollution, poverty to unsustainable livelihoods – PARI has the voices of people on the ground. 

Create textbooks

Create textbooks

We believe in the power of storytelling and our website is a treasure trove of stories that you can curate into texts or supplementary readers to suit your requirements. Our easily downloadable and free-to-use material can seamlessly support your curriculum.

Sessions for teachers

Sessions for teachers

If you are a principal, dean or senior educator and would like to sensitise your teachers to rural issues and how to use PARI as a resource for teaching, do get in touch with us. Our learning material is interdisciplinary and addresses a wide range of pedagogical requirements.

PARI Education has touched the length and breadth of the country

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Participating organisations

We work with young people in both formal and informal educational organisations across the country. Listed below are educational organisations in which students are working with PARI directly or through their institution.

Anand Niketan School (Satellite)


The Shri Ram School, Aravalli


Azim Premji Foundation School


Sardar Patel Vidyalaya

New Delhi

The Shri Ram School, Moulsari


Banasthali Vidhyapith


Gyan Bharati School

New Delhi

Government Girls Higher Secondary School

Kothibagh, Srinagar

Loyola Academy


Nanakmatta Public School

Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand

JD Institute Of Fashion Technology


Gram Vikas High School

Ganjam, Odisha

SKCG Autonomous College

Paralakhemundi, Gajapati district, Odisha

J. R. S. College

Jamalpur, Bihar

Nalanda Public School


Dalvi College

Ratnagiri, Maharashtra

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If you’re an individual educator, a teacher at a school or university or any other parallel educational institution, and would like to partner with us, please fill out the form below.