Anima Foundation is an independent, education nonprofit whose mission is to improve the practice of continuous learning, collaboration, and change in the education sector. Established in 2004, Anima Foundation conducts social science research, develops research-based innovations, and facilitates innovation that improves knowledge sharing in education. Based in Kolkata,West Bengal.Anima Foundation supports innovative teaching and learning practices throughout the globe, and is well-known for its pioneering open education initiatives. Anima Foundation also assists policy makers, foundations, and education institutions in designing, assessing, and bringing continuous improvement to education policies, programs, and practice. As such, Anima Foundation helps schools, colleges, universities, and the organizations that support them expand their capacity to collect and share information and create open knowledge-driven environments focused on learning and success.
Anima Foundation builds capacity for large-scale educational change through innovative trainings and professional development workshops, which focus on increasing access, use, and reuse of what really matters to the field of education–data, information, and knowledge.
Anima Foundation’s Professional Development program trains teachers how to create and reuse open education content. Additionally, Anima Foundation’s Action Collabs have been used world-wide as a way to facilitate an ideation process focused on creating tangible solutions. Using design-thinking and improvisational methods of cooperation, Action Collabs provide a structure in which design-thinking is used to generate action plans to solve both large and smaller scale challenges.