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
The first time I visited the Gori Palya area of Bangalore over a year ago, I noticed the smiling faces of students, teachers, and parents. They were eager to learn more but didn’t know how to do so in their existing school system. The lack of opportunities for these curious and self-motivated students shocked me.
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