The principal concept of the Barefoot Teachers Training programme is that ‘People only need feet to walk, shoes are a luxury’. Given the millions of children who need to be educated in India, a highly theoretical two- year Teachers Training Course is an unrealistic luxury. The goal of the Barefoot Teacher’s Training course is to give the essential inputs through a very thorough practical exposure in a relatively shorter period so that the trainees are equipped to teach in circumstances that provide the bare minimum. This project aims to create a new generation of trained teachers from among the deprived communities in remote villages and rural areas. Along with the capacity building of the community teachers of rural Bengal, we are also reaching out to formal school teachers as well as NGO teachers of other states like, Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Manipur, Meghalaya, Madhya Pradesh etc.
Each year we train grass root level teachers from small NGOs and communities so that they can continue to stay in their own community and help educate their children. Till date we have trained more than 16,000 teachers touching the lives of more than 500,000 children throughout India. Currently for the year 2018 we have trained 323 teachers from Jharkahand , Uttar Pradesh , Bihar and different districts of West Bengal .