Apart from being a major health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is also one of the biggest educational calamities in human history. The effect is seen not only in higher dropout rates but also in the disparity with respect to learning opportunities. The shift to online learning requires teachers and students to use personal technology devices […]
There are no less than 1000 schools of various hues on 150-kms route from New Delhi to Anupshahar, a small town on the banks of Ganga in Bulandshahar district in Western Uttar Pradesh. But, none like Pardada Pardadi School. The difference lies not only in school’s name but in everything it symbolises. In this exclusive […]
I had superannuated as Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Government of India in 2018 but it was difficult to get “disconnected” with this sector. And, when the invite came from Indus Action for the launch of a study they had conducted regarding the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act (RTE), I couldn’t […]
“I would see children just loitering about the village. I wanted to make sure their learning doesn’t stop.” Please find the video on the link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8po0_ASUDY A teacher from the tribal village of Joba Attpara in West Bengal’s West Bardhaman district has turned walls into blackboards and streets into classrooms, in an attempt to […]
Since school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, online learning has become the ‘new normal’. As essential as closing schools was, learning in the virtual space requires a lot of adjustment and acclimatization from teachers, students and parents. At Akanksha we put in place different strategies to make this transition less daunting. This article highlights […]
As an advisor to the Government of Jharkhand on public schooling, I spent the past year assessing schools of Ranchi District; interacting with children, teachers, and parents from some of the most remote and destitute parts of the country. 2020 did not just devastate our healthcare systems but it also brought education systems in […]
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions.
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions. *The names of the children are changed to protect their identities.
Rupa, Priyadarshini and Sreeja study in Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare Residential School, Veapada, Andhra Pradesh. Aspiring to become scientists, all three of them often discuss the need to devise solutions for global problems. During a casual conversation with her friends one day, Priyadarshini realized that many girls in the community were suffering from urinary tract […]
“No child should be left behind! Our deployment of AI technology for English in thousands of government schools across India has created a tech-enabled learning model that signals a transformative opportunity for large-scale change across the country. Our technology is provided as a classroom solution (ReadToMe School Edition) supported by the same technology as a […]
The Haryana Super-100 Programme is one of the latest examples of the success that is ensured when the indomitable spirit of doing good of our government officials meet the enterprising skills of the private sector. The Programme, initiated by the Haryana Government in the year 2018 for meritorious students of state-run government schools to get […]