Immersive Citizenship Education

Our Cause

Transforming the young into concerned, thinking, active citizens

We are working towards building a nation of concerned, thinking and active citizens. Citizens who are sensitive to the issues facing India. Citizens who participate in the democracy that was established for them. Citizens who work to dismantle inefficiency, discrimination, and inequity of all kinds. Citizens who spark change.

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What We Do

We provide experiential citizenship and life skills education to school students and youth in India.

CMCA is transforming children and young people into active citizens for an inclusive and sustainable India. Our research-backed curriculum is taught in schools, colleges, and rural youth clubs, reaching over 17,000 students across the country. CMCA has been active since 2000, and is run by a team of passionate crusaders for a more democratic society, hand in hand with a support system of volunteers, donors, partners, and more.

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What Makes Me an Indian?

CMCA believes that children are born citizens, and must imbibe the values of our constitution in order for India to reach its potential. This video explores children’s ideas on what it is to be an Indian in the words of the school children themselves. CMCA’s citizenship and life skills programmes running in schools across India help to develop and strengthen democratic and citizenship values.

Our Impact

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41 villages and 10 cities reached by CMCA's citizenship and life skills education programmes

17000

Children and youth directly engaged in CMCA programmes annually

1462

Public amenities fixed by students through the CMCA Club programme (2017-2018)

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Campaigns conducted spanning democracy, child rights, civic sense, and environmental consciousness in 2017-18

Prominent citizens who have commended CMCA on our important work!

Blog Posts

What is ‘active citizenship’ and why it is vital for the future of democracy

Date: August,29 2018

According to the publication ‘Children as Active Citizens’ by the Inter-Agency Working Group on Children’s Participation, ‘citizenship’ can be defined as the set of rights and responsibilities that define the members of a community. Citizenship has two complementary aspects: citizenship rights and citizenship...

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Accreditation by Credibility Alliance

CMCA has been accredited by Credibility Alliance under the category “Desirability Norms” – for good governance, accountability, transparency and continuous improvements. Credibility Alliance is a consortium of voluntary organisations committed to enhancing accountability and transparency in the voluntary sector through good governance.