Comet is a non-profit organisation based in Mumbai, India. Founded in 1985, we situate ourselves at the juncture of science, technology and society. Our mission is to make media that fosters education, social change and sustainability.
We disseminate ideas and information about innovations and alternative viewpoints on education and technology. To this end, we make communication materials in a range of media, conduct workshops for teachers and students and hold knowledge festivals.
Comet's productions are on themes like education, health, environment, gender issues and the history of science in South Asia. We attempt to make knowledge on such themes accessible to everyone through stories on issues that impact our daily lives. We try to facilitate collaborative processes and are open to pursuing any new interactive educational formats as they evolve.
To meet this challenge, the group creates learning experiences through activities such as our
bal vividha interactive knowledge festivals, making films, bringing out books and forming partnerships with groups working in communities.
Comet's Learning Ladder project locates and distributes books, toys and other learning aids made by craftspersons and NGOs working in education.
Another activity in development is CIRCLE or Community Information Repository and Centre for Learning Experiences. This is a project for setting up resource centres for play and informal learning in partnership with community-based NGOs.
A new project launched in 2010 is Filmi Chashma
The COSMOS project conducts New Media workshops with an emphasis on Free Software.
COSMOS has spun off the development of an accounting and inventory package called GNUKhata .
Comet's dream is a society of individuals, empowered from childhood within a culture of knowledge seeking and knowledge creation. In such a world, everyone would realise her or his potential and experience fulfillment, within an equitable and sustainable way of living. This is what connects all our varied projects and links us to the work of innovators all over India and the world.
Please get in touch if you wish to support our activities. We welcome donations to Comet and sponsorships for specific programmes. We have the required registrations with the Income Tax authorities and the Home Ministry of the Government of India.
Please visit Comet Media Foundation