Low-cost, low/no tech Education Relief Kits which are delivered along with all the other relief material for low-resource communities.
Tell us about your idea
We have begun the prototyping of the first phase of the education relief kit to have the following
- A card based prompts game made from local materials that can help literacy and learning for children based on their age group
- An invention box that uses prompts to make different toys based on their age group from things lying around at home
- Both these are designed to have access to technology in the future through AR code integration in the cards
What if we considered an education relief package for the kids in such scenarios?
What would that entail? A learning kit, that is delivered to the kids along with the relief material to the parents. A kit that contains a set of books both Hindi/English and in local dialects, a set of puzzles and games to keep the kids engaged, some DIY kits like Lego or Mechanics. Kids in low-resource settings do not have enough access to learning materials outside of the school ecosystem and in times like these when the school ecosystem is at a stand still, these learning materials could play a huge role in keeping these kids engaged.
No boring classroom lessons but peer learning involving games and puzzles. These community sessions once or twice a week can also act as great points for delivering nutrition and disseminating best practices and social distancing practices.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
Moving away from rote learning to a method of learning that is more activity based and engaging has been one of our focus areas for Education. Since we work with communities that are in really low-resource settings, we are always forced to think of ways to do this in terms of it being equitable considering that access and reach of smartphones and the internet is limited