The Granny Cloud
This is a group of grandmothers all over the UK who log on once a week to Skype with youngsters in India, and take on that appraising role that all grannies do so well, to tell stories and to stimulate fresh ideas.
Typically, we talk about the Granny Cloud project from a different angle- the angle of education. Watch this very
inspirational talk by Sugata Mitra on TED.
Here I want to bring a different perspective- the impact this project can have on lonely grandmothers. Do you think they will see a purpose to wake up in the morning and read stories to a bunch of kids? I bet, they will.
And I bet you they will love doing this as having a purpose and having your mind engaged is a true cure for loneliness.