Concept & Vision

The School for Democracy (SFD) or Loktantrashala, is a non-formal educational institution dedicated to promoting and deepening democratic education and learning in India. It is conceived as a space that will enable eclectic groups of adult learners from diverse social and educational backgrounds to learn about the theory and practice of a functioning democracy. Loktantrashala…

The Genesis

The School for Democracy/Loktantrashala is an outgrowth of the experience and learning of people’s political mobilisation in rural Rajasthan during the 1980s, and the 1990s. These movements have strived to enable ordinary citizens to assert their rights, and to use democratic spaces and constitutional means to rightfully claim those rights (including workers’ & women’s rights,…