70 – Rajasthan, India
What Are You Most Passionate About?
I am most passionate about spreading awareness among the people.
Who Is Your Hero? Why?
My hero is Mr Bunker Roy, the founder of Barefoot College, for his sustainable development approach.
What Project Would A Laptop Help You With?
In rural India, 60-70% of children do not attend school during the day. Instead, they help their family with essential activities, like collecting firewood or drinking water. Elementary classroom education has not traditionally been perceived as a valuable use of the children’s time. But with our solar bridge school program, once children have finished with their chores, they go to school . . . . but not just any school. They attend collaborative classes that inspire creative projects and place high value on local knowledge and customs. Literacy is recognised as a tool that accelerates development, but literacy alone is not sufficient to enable rural children to stand on their own two feet. The fundamentals of mathematics, Hindi, social studies, science and English are taught through practical real-world examples.
How Would A Laptop Help You?
With a laptop, I can integrate computer literacy as a part of the night school’s curriculum. Furthermore, I will use the laptop in the women self help group to provide computer literacy to rural women.
What do you love about this project?
Being able to spread knowledge to improve the lives of others.
What Languages do you speak?
Marwari & Hindi.
Given a choice, would you prefer a Mac or PC?
No preference, I’d be grateful for either.