The purpose of education in its real sense has got lost in marks, ranks and syllabus. Schools, teachers and all the stakeholders in the education system need to introspect if they are creating individuals who are prepared for the real world and can contribute positively to the economy and the country.
Amrita touches upon the quality of education in public schools and how it relates to inequality through this Op-Ed.
Education is the foundation for wholesome socio-economic development of a nation. At a higher level it needs to transcend the certificate of a degree and focus on employment-oriented learning. At primary and secondary levels it needs to focus on offering universal access and ensuring holistic learning. It’s only then that we can achieve our SDGs. A quick look at a few social enterprises that are contributing towards achieving these goals.
Social innovation is taking place everywhere around us as we speak. It’s nothing but how we respond to the problems in our immediate vicinity as people. However some of us demonstrate a vision and take it beyond its original context for betterment of many others. They transform from being innovators to entrepreneurs and dream of a better world which would be worth living for tomorrow.
Nonprofits exist to address and eliminate specific socio-cultural-environmental problems by bringing about a positive change in their target population. Interestingly, the ultimate paradox of a nonprofit is to eliminate its own existence. That’s what every nonprofit should aim for.
A few days ago I invited Swetha Ranganathan, Co-founder & Director of Communications, Apni Shala Foundation for a guest blog. Here’s what she writes about a cause that’s dear to her team.