Transforming Teaching in Rural Schools at Less Than 3 Paise Per Day Per Child
by Amitha Singh on Thursday, November 27, 2014
- Session type
- Lightning Talk
- Technical level
If you share my belief that education is the single most important factor to address socio-economic problems, this session will excite you into taking action and making education more accessible to kids at the Base of the Pyramid in rural India and even the rest of World.
I am also hoping that collaborators will want to reach out to CLT, a non profit organization, to increase the reach of its content to more children in under-served communities!
Even though India has achieved almost 100 percent access to school for its children at the primary level, it still has a high 40 per cent drop-out rate at the elementary level, getting more dismal as they come to the last year of high school. That being so, to bring a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, English and Math) education for children in rural government schools is highly challenging and children miss out on the learning opportunities for STEM education and career opportunities. One of the main reasons is due to the shortage of teachers that have subject expertise in Science, Mathematics, Technology and English in rural schools. This apart, with limited learning resources both at school and at home, kids lag behind their expected learning curve by many years, till it becomes too difficult to catch up in higher grades, thus leading to dropping out of schools. In an age where there are players in the space of technology-based content for schools making huge profits, I would like to share CLT’s story on how it is possible to use technology to benefit economically challenged children.
I hope to present case studies of children from villages who have benefited from CLT’s model and are successful professionals both in India and outside India.
My passions are my daughter, writing, travelling, children, stories, reading, poetry, football, branding, driving and cooking. This sums up who I am (or who I have been) - http://amithasingh.blogspot.in/2012/03/my-life-is-my-inspiration.html
I am an independent marketing professional, writer and mentor. I gave up my corporate job a couple of months back to work on independent social impact projects, complete a novel I began writing 5 years back and to create a collaborative women’s mentorship network based on my 22 years of professional experience.