Ek Koshish (An Attempt To)

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Was tipped off about this interesting video on YouTube. A quick film/image montage give a glimpse of what students of XLRI which offers courses in social entrepreneurship experienced in several districts in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

The images are very telling about the state of primary and secondary education in India. The image of closed schools, with students sitting outside on a verandah with goats moved me. While our government has made many an effort to improve education, it does look like a set of misplaced priorities out in rural India. Some things need to change in our primary and secondary education systems if we are to sustain our growth through the decades. At the time, it does not look promising. I envisage that telecom technology and mobile devices will be a part of the change; we just need to leverage them appropriately for desperately poor rural markets.

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