Khichripur is a neighborhood in northeastern Delhi. Next to a landfill and chemical factory, it is infamous for being the most polluted neighborhood in the city. Ankur Society for Alternatives in Education (Ankur) has been collaborating with youth in Khichripur to document everyday life in Delhi’s most polluted neighborhood. The Khichripur Project is a collection of writings, photos and videos made by youth in Khichripur.
For more than three decades, Ankur has been working in the field of experimental pedagogy, with children, young people, and communities in marginalised neighborhoods of Delhi. Ankur seeks to empower the marginalised, through education, to reflect on their life experiences and contexts, and strive for a life of dignity.