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Bihar and Sustainable Development Goal#4 - Quality Education

Snapshot of status of education in Bihar

Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) #4-Quality Education is one of the most important SDGs to ensure that ‘no one is left behind’. The 17 SDGs were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 and countries are to achieve them by 2030. As a signatory, India is committed to inclusive and quality education to all students by 2030.

The power of participatory research and participatory diagraming led by community

Why research is important in social development

Research uncovers knowledge, and has now moved into the dimension of empowerment by engaging communities who are affected by a social problem.

School dropouts in India: the causes and prevention

Every year, a large number of students drop out of school worldwide. This hinders their economic and social well-being as well as reduces the literacy rate of the country and creates a non-innovative environment. The issue of dropout in India is of particular importance and interest.

ICT Policy in India: Programs and Implementation Challenges

A policy is defined as the "decisions, plans, and actions that are undertaken to achieve specific goals within a society” (WHO)[1], while implementation is viewed as a process, an output or outcome[2]. The core elements of a policy are as follows.

E-learning is the New Norm in India After 2020

ICT (Information Communication and Technology) is not a new phenomenon in India. Distance learning pedagogy and app-based learning (including Whatsapp) have played an effective role in higher education as a platform for sharing and learning between students.

Bridging the Gender Digital Divide: The Real Picture

I wonder how many of us would agree that technology is ‘dividing’! The Mobile Gender Gap report notes three barriers to equalization of digital divide in Asia – Lack of awareness, affordability and lack of digital skills[1].

Do You Wish To Turn The Bus With Us? - Volunteering is Fun!

Hear 3 of our Volunteers’ stories on why they decided to volunteer at Turn The Bus, the value it has brought to their lives and one key lesson they are keen on sharing with you! Maybe it will make you want to Turn The Bus too?

How can AI/ML be Leveraged in Solving Educational Inequality?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have received substantial attention in the 21st century by researchers, governments, and the public, mainly because of their ability to propose dynamic and innovative solutions to social and economic problems.

Case Study in Online Volunteering: eVidyaloka

A BBC correspondent goes deep into the forests of the Anamalai Tiger Reserve in Tamil Nadu and finds a more majestic entity than the tiger- a cluster of students learning around a computer, with a teacher teaching them LIVE from 7000 miles away in New Zealand!

Speaking The Language of ‘The Next Half Billion’

500 million people in India are on the precipice of digital connectivity within the next 5 years. When this hopeful population pours into the more ‘inclusive’ market, will we be able to speak their 22 different official languages?

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