Short Term Goals

Over the next 1-3 years, we seek to strengthen our current programming in order to:​​​​

  •  Foster the positive development and commitment to social justice of teenagers from different social identity groups and backgrounds.
  • Create a platform for inter-group dialogue and collaborative work with the goal of challenging stereotypes and building a more harmonious society.
  • Build capacities for empathy, listening, self-regulation, and non-violent communication.
  • Build broader dialogues and advocacy platforms around the social issues teenagers identify as most important to them.
  • Build a base of knowledge and resources around adolescent personal development and pedagogy for social inclusion.

Long Term Goals

Over the next 3-5 years, we intend to compile a comprehensive arts-based curriculum for social justice education and to circulate this widely to teachers, NGOs, and others who work with teenagers. This curriculum builds upon not only our teenagers’ stories about the issues that matter to them but also the observations and reflections of both, the facilitators and the youth leadership team, around the delicate process of relationship-building across diversity and power lines that we observe and facilitate. We hope that such a document will prove useful in widening the scope of similar work by other institutions and organisations, especially as the 25% EWS category students enter high school and schools are confronted with new challenges of integration amongst adolescents.

​Over time, we will grow our programming to include different types of activities with teenagers as well as with stakeholders in teenagers’ lives, such as parents, teachers, counsellors, youth development workers, policy makers etc. We also seek to establish an online and offline multilingual library and resource centre, focusing specifically on the issues of adolescent personal development and education for social justice at the high school (Class 9 – 12) level.

Throughout the process, Tasawwur’s concerns and curricula will continue to maintain a deep grounding in larger social justice movements across India and South Asia, such as the feminist movement, the Dalit movement, the queer movement, etc., focusing always on solidarity rather than splintering. While we may not actively be involved with each of these movements, we will seek to locate ourselves in this politics of social justice, and to incorporate learnings from these movements into our curriculum and facilitation work​.

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