Articles by Ra Shhiva

Ra Shhiva works for social justice, individual democracy and to ensure that everyone has access to their constitutionally-guaranteed rights and opportunities. He has earned a Master of Laws from Georgetown University in Washington and a Master in International affairs from Sciences Po in Paris. He can be reached on

Learning outcomes in government schools have been greatly impacted by the pandemic. There has also been a record number of enrollments in government schools in the city due to the economic impact of COVID-19. To improve the prospects of students in government schools in Chennai, fluency in English has also been made a key focus, with English classes being piloted across government schools. A tailor-made programme for government school students to gain proficiency in the English language has also been launched by Citizens for Law and Democracy (CLAD). We currently operate in three schools in Chennai, reaching out to nearly…

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