What I learned from my 5 days at Edumentum Bootcamp!

“In a country like India, with such a diverse education system, the problem has to be understood at the micro level and they should be customized. This should be the way to design the interventions. We have to give it a flair of biology, rather than thinking in terms of physics. Nurture and co-creation should…

Light in the darkness: My work at Involve

  “Akka, neenga en inaiku school ku varala? ”(Akka, why, didn’t you come to school today?) If there is even one day that Involve classes don’t happen in the school, this is what I hear in case I don’t turn up. And I get similar texts from our educators. It all started in August when…

A year of a Journey and our intangible bottomlines!

Just a few days back, I was looking at the very first presentation I made for Involve. It was the first time I had used PowerPoint for anything non-academic. Twenty-one slides and not a single picture. Hundreds of words trying very hard to mask the colorful background. Back then, I was not aware of the…

Connecting the Dots – Edumentum Bootcamp 3.0

Seven decades into independence, India continues to chase the elusive dream of equity in education. In a country of 22 Crore school-going students, 77% of third graders can’t even read books of their previous grades. While we have done exceedingly well in being able to take our children to school, we are yet to guarantee…

Leadership: What does it mean for a school student?

“This is my number. Every morning I will send you a motivational message. You might not find it useful at the very moment but someday you will”. When you hear such words coming from a person who has had the singular honor of working as a research associate of Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam,…

One of my innumerable experiences in Bihar!

Place – Jamui, Bihar Purpose of the Visit – Experience Villages of Bihar, how iSaksham an organization which, across 50 villages of Bihar, is creating a cadre of Digital Educators, works and to learn from them. What came out as a surprise outcome of the 5-day Visit to iSaksham were 2 stories. One which made…

Innovation Trip : Association with Shaastra

It was a fine Sunday morning for the rest of the world where the sun was shining brightly over the head but January 7th, 2018 will be an important day in the timeline of Involve, as we evolved a step ahead. For the first time in 12 years, Kendriya Vidyalaya (IIT Madras campus) got a…

Standing on the podium: A step into teaching

During the time when every kid goes to the classes, inside those four walls, to learn, there are some who want to do more than that. They look out of the window and aspire for something different, something more challenging.  They dare to be different and achieve even greater heights. This piece is about one…

Why you should not go to tuitions!

                              You may never realise that going to the neighbourhood ‘Didi’ for help with Differentiation might be a better idea than struggling with cos and tans on your own. Here is where peer learning comes in. In easy words, it is…

Little Hands, Smiling Eyes and Big Words

                           “Accha laga ki bahar se bhi hamare liye log aaye hue hai. Itni care karte sab. Sab chuttiyo me bhi hume padha rahe”, (It feels nice that even out-stationed people have come for us. They care for us. Even in their holidays…

What else lies in the eyes of the beholder?

So what does this girl has to say about how these days have been? All this time here. What was the point?                          My experience at Involve has been very much inspiring and fruitful. At first, the idea of coming to school during vacations…