With 1 teacher to a classroom of 200 students per subject, several rural schools India are facing a serious deficit of qualified educators. With a countrywide average of 1 teacher to every 40 students, India suffers from a lower quality of education delivered as compared to its BRIC counterparts. Rural Indian schools in particular are affected more because of resource-drain to the country’s cities. Attempting to solve this problem by using low-cost technology and CLOUD is CISCO’s Inclusive Growth division in India.
The CISCO Enabled Education Development (CEED) Platform helps connect children in rural classrooms with qualified educators in urban settings and high-quality learning tools through the CLOUD. Offered at just Rs.50 per child, this platform has been brought alive in partnership with BSNL and organisations such as the British Council.
In a refreshing conversation on Chai with Lakshmi, Aravind Sitaraman, the head of the Inclusive vertical at CISCO, India, shares about how the concept came about and about their big goal of including 750 million Indians in better education and training over the next 5 years. Their efforts, he says are, ‘…about inclusive growth’.
Watch the video to discover CISCO’s innovative approach to solving the country’s deficit in the quality of education delivered.
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