Manzil is a community where learning can be fun, where fair and sensible rules tempered with compassion rather than a dictatorial, hierarchical setup run the affairs, where ‘learner’ and ‘teacher’ are not fixed positions but roles that each one of us takes at different times and where both roles are equally respected, where questioning is encouraged, where action is valued and not sermonizing, where there’s total transparency in functioning, where open channels of communication are emphasized, where taking initiative is encouraged, where independent thinking and honesty are important in actions and not just good for preaching, and so much more.
Simply put, our students are also our teachers. We offer multiple classes at various levels in Maths, English, Computers, Music, Painting, Dance, and Theatre. True to our organic nature, these may change as per the inspiration and ambition of the students themselves.
Regular classes are held all seven days of the week in Maths, English conversation and Basic Computer skills. These are held in the afternoons (after regular school) from 3pm to 9 pm, except Sundays when they are in the morning. A total of over 150 students are enrolled in separate batches at any given time. No fee is charged from the students for attending the classes, but to maintain discipline, if a student comes late or misses a class, then a fine is imposed.
We welcome volunteers to lend their expertise both inside and outside the classroom. If you are interested in working with us, please feel free to call, email, or just walk in!