Geographical disadvantages to quality education

13/11/2014

Growing up in a small town in India I witnessed it first hand. Many of the students to my school travelled, many on foot, over 10 km to reach the school. To get the higher education often meant moving to a far away city. Often out of the reach of less economically able folks. That’s an exorbitant burden on any student or family just to achieve any education forget the best of it.

In the traditional educational model, the good schools, libraries etc. are concentrated in heavily populated hubs like cities and larger towns. Justifiably so. It’s tough economically and hard to find good teachers willing to relocate into small towns and villages. Problem is even more acute in developing countries like India with high lifestyle disparity between cities and towns/villages.

So, how does one unlock the untapped human potential of geographically disadvantaged population? I believe that a high touch online education has to be in the mix of any  solution.

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