How Rangeet Empowered Students in Dehradun with A Breadth of Skills

An image of a classroom during a Rangeet activity.

Leveraging technology and proprietary SEEK curriculum to reduce educational inequity


In 2021, Aasraa Trust, a non-profit organisation in Dehradun, India, partnered with Rangeet to teach SEEK to underprivileged children. 

The program was initially piloted in 6 schools and 6 learning centres, reaching 269 students. 

The success of the pilot project led to further SEEK implementations in 2022-23 over an 18 month period with approximately 1,000 students and 40 teachers. 

A map of India, with Dehradun pointed out with a Rangeet icon.

What is Rangeet?

Rangeet is a digital platform for authoring, delivering and measuring the impact of teaching materials for schools, communities and families. It features Rangeet’s proprietary Social Emotional and Ecological Knowledge (SEEK)© curriculum and teaching resources. Based on the latest international learning science, SEEK™ uses active, playful teaching methods to prepare children for the challenges of the future by measurably developing a breadth of skills, wellbeing, agency and global stewardship in every child aged 7-16.

Many children and animals happily surrounding a green and beautiful globe. On the top right, the Rangeet logo sits in the corner.

Rangeet’s platform offers educators an affordable, scalable and inclusive curriculum / toolkit. Designed around the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs), Rangeet’s curriculum and teaching resources are designed to help children tackle burning social issues whilst developing a breadth of skills, including the 6Cs (Brookings Policy 2020, K. Hirsh-Pasek et al): communication, collaboration, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence.

The 6C Skills. Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Confidence, Communication, Content, Creative Innovation. On the top right, the Rangeet logo sits in the corner.


Problem to Solve?

  • Generally, students in Dehradun do not have access to quality education. Previous attempts to address this loss had seen limited outcomes that were majorly cognitive in nature. They had also not been engaging.
  • Teachers could see there were problems like bullying in their classrooms along with discrimination, but did not have the tools to address this with children.
  • To foster the integration of isolated communities by addressing the digital divide, overcoming inequalities, and scaling up quality learning opportunities, a fundamental shift is needed through a technological solution. This necessitates the collaboration of diverse stakeholders to tackle a multifaceted challenge in unison, forming a public-private coalition.

Rangeet’s Role

Rangeet created a public-private coalition comprising:

  • Aasraa Trust, a non-profit organization in Dehradun, India – provided facilitators
  • Rangeet – technology, curriculum and implementer
  • Government of Uttarakhand – provided government schools

Rangeet’s SEEK curriculum was implemented through its low-resource, easy-to-use mobile app to engage all kinds of learners. Training and support was provided to teachers to help them implement the program effectively.

An image of a teacher in classroom with her students during a Rangeet activity.

Results and Outcomes

The Rangeet platform contains tools that collect feedback from teachers/facilitators and measures impact on children. Through this mechanism, the impact of the implementation could be determined by the end of 2022-23:


increase in performance (as tracked by baseline and endline testing)


teachers said they were both more empathetic and engaged with students after Rangeet


of teachers believe that the program was necessary and important to teach in schools and enriched their pedagogical skills


of teachers believe Rangeet was an effective tool to teach children the 21st century skills they need to be successful in life

In addition to the quantitative results, it was observed that there were qualitative changes in the children who participated in the program:
  • A boy convinced his parents to help him stop their neighbours from marrying off their child and send her to school instead.
  • A girl experienced/witnessed bullying at a bus stop. SEEK taught her how to deal with the bully and include elders to resolve the issue.
  • A girl was teased for wearing glasses. Through SEEK, children realised this was wrong, apologised and stood up for her against others.
  • Students were observed to be more confident, empathetic and apologetic for mistakes, while bullying and discrimination in classes decreased.



Rangeet is an example of how play-based learning can be used to teach life skills and values to underprivileged children. The program has been shown to be effective in improving children’s learning outcomes and in promoting their overall well-being.

This demonstrates how Rangeet’s work at the intersection of technology and learning science-based curricula provides high-quality education to every child, regardless of background or circumstances.

Bridging the digital divide is an essential prerequisite for delivering quality education across diverse populations, regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, language, or geographic location. Rangeet has established a collaborative approach to address these challenges systemically. No single entity can achieve the desired scale and impact of an intervention in isolation and must leverage complementary partnerships. However, technology can serve as a facilitator of the intervention instead of an obstacle.

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