Our country needs cross-disciplinary collaboration between social enterprises to solve some of the complex problems of our development hotspots. Microentrepreneurship, accelerator organizations and addressing information gaps can be some of the key factors in achieving this.
I believe if we need to make significant strides in achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education for all then we need to reduce the gap between urban and rural education. Digital learning is one of the prime solutions.
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.
SDGs are grand vision statements, universally accepted and based on common social good. Social entrepreneurs and changemakers should not only create impact metrics that align with them but also tell stories that reflect the spirit of the SDGs in the impact efforts of their organizations.
Amrita touches upon the quality of education in public schools and how it relates to inequality through this Op-Ed.
In this Hangout, Santosh Phad talks about his personal journey, his vision behind Thinksharp Foundation, its far-reaching impact, his role in India’s journey towards development of education and the road ahead.