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Faizuddin Shariff Mohammed

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Can we implement cost-effective analogue solutions to education in Rural India.

I live in Hyderabad, India. My country faces a tremendous problem with poverty and education. India's statistics are bad: a third of the world's poorest, and the highest in illiteracy. These numbers keep changing, but it is still bad.

Sugata Mitra proposed a school in the cloud, strongly supporting self-learning through emotional encouragement as a requirement for educational growth. Even so, the cloud is expensive. A population that cannot afford food or education can only dream at the moment.

Can the existing educational system be improved using analogue solutions, until an infrastructure that can incorporate digital technology is put in place?


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      Jul 29 2013: Mr Behl,
      Thank you for your reply. I agree, change must begin within us first. I will definitely have a look at the Brahma Kumaris centre.

      I do however believe that change and progress are relative. I may not be able to eradicate the problem of illiteracy, I know that if you more wonderful people join in, I will not be alone in my endeavor. I am working on devising or discovering learning techniques that will allow children to learn with a sense of fulfillment and purpose.

      I am still not sure how, but I have looked into concepts such as Just-in-time learning and self-learning. My aim is not to change the tools, but the techniques themselves.

      I would love to talk further on this topic, if you would be willing.


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