While doing my Masters in Education from Azim Premji University Bangalore I met a trans woman begging on the train and we had a quick discussion and understood her challenges.
In 2019, I started campaigning in colleges to raise awareness about transgender, worked with Peri Feri organization to train 30 trans people to get jobs in private companies, started a job portal for the trans community and pitched trans entrepreneurship in IIMC and Janhit Jagran Idea Challenge. And one day I got to know about a trans child facing multiple challenges on school level, community level and family level. I became more curious to read and found multiple stories of honour killing from family, rape from close people and teasing by peers. Then I started doing research, interviewing and reflecting through different lenses and found our ecosystem is highly gendered. One side of our community is progressing towards gender equality but the other side is our school system making us more gendered. Binary practices in the education system not only affects the transgender community, but all other children girls and boys are also affected, in different ways. This became the beginning of the Gender-Free Education system and learning concept which gave birth to anantmool.
anantmool is a name of an aromatic herb which grows every where in Asia and have long root. Even it is a tiny plant but uprooting of anantmool is impossible because of their infinite root. We want to change the blood of gender-human as this herb help in purification of blood.
Gender-Free Education consists of gender-free culture, gender-free language, gender-free diverse clothes choices, common sitting arrangement for everyone, gender-free activities, sports and games, and gender-free curriculum in the school system.
One Day All Children will Achieve their full potential and will make their own life choices based on their own interest.
Creating Education leaders who will facilitate Gender-Free Education in school system in India through fellowship program for local youth.
Founder & Director
Founder & Director