Children can cocreate
our road to happiness
Our mission is to share the power of dignity, democracy and design equally with children.
HumanQind is an interdisciplinary social design organisation working at the intersection of human rights, education, mobility, architecture, civic engagement and design. We build processes and programs to solve the everyday challenges of the present alongside young to break the cycle of poverty and fuel radical transformation for an equal world.
Happy citizens build better communities. When children have agency, we can all flourish.
Hence we cocreate community centered school zones that promote safety, equity & happiness.
40% of a billion in India are below 18 years. They have no voice, visibility & agency in their everyday environment.
We learn as much from our built environment or society as we do in school. In the classroom or at home, we may learn about kindness and sharing– but what about in the world outside? There’s pollution, chaos, and an atmosphere of survival. Even such a simple task as crossing the street to attend school is fraught with tension, and young humans grow up believing there is nothing they can do to change this. We learn to live with it, and often become passive and disgruntled citizens.
Daily exposure to inaccessible, inequitable and risk induced school going experiences affects physical and mental well being of children. Road Traffic Injuries, mental health, systemic invisibility are looming upon children. With such hostile and unforgiving environments, what kind of humans – and communities – are we creating?
Let's build a better future.
We understand everything . We see everything. Yet nobody comes to ask us what we want.
Student, 11 years old
Better Confidence & Self esteem
Better Trust & Accountability
Safety & Placemaking
High Ownership & Citizenship
We are building
India's first student-friendly street codesigned by 9y olds
Prof. Geetam Tiwari
Transportation Research Injury Prevention Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
Ujwal Impact Advisors,
ex- CEO Pratham,
India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS)
Country Director, India
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Dr. Mathew Vargheze
St Stephens Hospital
Coffee Mug.ai, Jeevansathi.com, Magicbricks
Prof. Michael Gordon
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
(Emeritus), Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA
Dalai Lama Fellows
Dear Chief Minister Sir,
I am grateful to HumanQind for this project. They taught Co-designing to us and Co-operation, Imagining and more! I would love to have this done in every single school of this entire world. This is not an ordinary project. At first, I thought this will be just a normal project which will be done in 1 week. But this is next level for us.
- Student, 11y
I whole heartedly support it. The project has the potential to be a model school street.
- Naresh Yadav, MLA, Delhi Government
I am so happy to see the vision of young brigade of our school, DAV Public School, Vasant Kunj coming alive . Excellent job done .
- Anju Puri, Principal, DAV Public School
Children and their safety is our topmost priority. Their happiness lies in a safe surrounding indeed. Great initiative and a commendable job done by Ruchi to raise the awareness.
- Vandana Deepak, Teacher
I am very glad to witness the work of our children in making sure that road safety must be the most considerable point to the infrastructure planning and development agenda for educational organizations.
I personally met the team at work in India. They were so confident and dedicated for their target. Great job team Crosswalk.
- Swati, Parent