“Why do you want to be a social entrepreneur?” I asked – completely shocked by what I just heard. “There are so many challenges I see in Bangalore, such as poverty, hunger, smoking, trees being cut down. I want to change that.” Safeera was a shy girl who sat in the back of the class.
A common mistake when trying to transform the education system is the subconscious cognitive bias within those who help. People often seem to believe that school systems in first world countries- like the US or UK- are the most effective and should be implemented in schools being transformed. In my opinion, as a high school
Project: Digital Library Our first goal is to give the students access to educational resources on a digital platform. As a high school student, when I am not confident in a certain topic in school, I use educational resources like Khan Academy, Crashcourse, and Quizlet. I have access to video tutorials, flashcards, quizzes, and games.
Growing up as a privileged American teenager with access to computers, books, and other luxuries, I sometimes find it difficult to keep my feet on the ground and keep in touch with my roots. On many occasions, I have taken for granted the resources I am lucky to have access to in order to make
“It seemed as if the students, teachers, and parents were becoming more invested and were collaborating together to enhance the learning experience for the children. One parent even approached us and asked how she should help her son learn outside of school. This was incredible to witness, and warmed my heart.” In the Spring of