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School ki Ghanti is an initiative to make remote learning more inclusive and accessible.

School Ki Ghanti

Patna, India
School ki Ghanti is an initiative to educate under-privileged children aged 6-12 years, from distressed communities and low income house-holds through a storytelling routine, especially during the lockdown, in the times of Covid-19. It aims at engaging the children with stories over a call and to enable them to learn and grow by tapping into their curiosity and imagination.
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What is School Ki Ghanti ?

What we do?

It aims at engaging the children with stories over a call and to enable them to learn and grow by tapping into their curiosity and imagination. These stories are designed to make the children laugh, create awareness, as well as teach them something new every day. The target group are children with little or no access to internet or new media and the idea is to introduce a new fun learning tool to them. Here, an Integrated Voice Response (IVR) system is deployed which uses phone calls to connect and narrate stories. This initiative, especially crafted as an experience to bring cheer to the mundane days spent locked indoors is also getting great response from the young and old alike. Creative use of phone technology, content creation, planned collaboration and sustained community engagement are the keystones of this initiative. 

This school bell rings Monday to Friday, sharp at 4 p.m., as an important reminder of love, hope and also the little joys of finding a friend over a phone. It is for anyone who wants to embrace a call of cheer and play. With the powerful skill of listening, it allows children to visualize the plot and characters and opens up an arena to curate new and age-old stories. These stories are aimed at not only instilling curiosity and creating routine into their lives but also impart knowledge and moral values.  

Why we do it?

School ki Ghanti aims at democratizing education by empowering children through communication. We believe that technology interspersed with storytelling can bring about change. Interactive Voice Response (IVR) is an automated telephonic system technology that interacts with the callers, gathers the required information and routes the calls to the specified recipients. These phone calls carry stories for children or anyone who wants to listen to make their heart happy.

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Target Group
210
Children/Users
1
Country
2020
Established
Not-for-profit
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125
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• Share a contact list with names and phone numbers of children who should be enrolled. This school bell rings Monday to Friday, sharp at 4 in the evening. • We welcome translators, writers, storytellers and sound designers to help us put out stories in the local languages.
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Vedika Lall
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