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The Magic of PR - Post and Radio

A Community of Interactions, leveraging the power of Reach via Radio (learnings) and Postal services (evaluation) in countries such as India

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Respected Dignitories,

In developing countries such as India, going by data, both Radio and India Postal Services have the maximum reach. Leveraging the power of two, we could create a Win-win situation to all stakeholders. The strength of this idea can even achieve desired education for all sections of society. "One remote school for all". With Radio we could impart knowledge among different ages groups, have q&a sessions with lot of fun at different interval of day for different grades. With the power of Post and social distancing the student can submit their weekly assignment delivered via radio into a centralized district post box. The dedicated local postman can collect all from one centralized place at district or street and send for assessment or even conduct evaluation sessions via radio and send self evaluations via post for final grading to central schools with dedicated teachers assigned only for evaluation. If possible recorded radio sessions to be played at night for unfortunate students who work during day (child labor). There is no loss of employement for teachers as they would help in evaluation, coaching and feedback sessions via mobile (whatsapp) or extended centralized indian mobile application. 

This is a Win Win for Government, private teacher, society and students at large to feel motivated in listening to subject via radio and once in a while even feeling motivated interacting with their real hero's, sportpersons etc at radiostations and ultimately uplifting the equality and quality in education. This approach encourages the Public private partnership model for quality education for all.

Thank you.

What part(s) of the pre-COVID school system do you wish to leave in the past? Why?

Mostly all of the school system and subjects are a flaw and unfortunately a means of only doing business, which is a brutal truth. Search for the number of coaching classes in India....overwhelming and disgust.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.

Quality Education for all. 

What region are you located in?

  • Southern Asia

Where are you located?

Mumbai, India

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Thank you for contributing Keerthi!
Your ideas about improving education systems in developing countries resonate with me, and I appreciate your thoughtfulness in trying to brainstorm solutions for these struggling populations.
I would love to hear some more specifics about the methodology you are thinking of:
- How can teachers be connected to students? How will they use WhatsApp to teach?
- Will your program need to collect funding, or how can the mailing of schoolwork and assignments be paid for?

Looking forward to hearing more,
David