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Raji Ramaswamy

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Can e-learning put the kids in the villages back into school and empower them?

Can we use technology to solve the most critical need of the country today- Education. 68% of India lives in the villages. 38% of them 269 million kids are under the age of 15. There is 30% Absenteeism from school. And 19% % of them are currently school drop outs. Its a huge issue that makes the underprivileged sections of the society continue to remain weak. Can e-learning be the affordable answer to building an education system that is affordable, sustainable and fun and engaging for the kids to stay in school. Researches have shown that reading has 40% impact, teaching creates 56% impact while audio visual media creates 95% impact in the minds of the students. The teachers become the enablers and a fun environment is created. All through E-learning software that is based on the syllabus that can get created in any language. All that is required is the minimal investment of a computer, LCD projector, Speaker and UPS. The challenge however will still remain on scaling this up to every school in every village in every state and communicating the benefits of it to the large rural audience and getting the funds to make it happen across India

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