Be! Stories teach kids skills at school in India

 
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May 8, 2012

Teaching organizational skills: Geet's Cookbook

We are delighted to be able to release 50 beautiful books that teach entrepreneurlal skills to the poorest children into 1,000 Government Schools in Bihar (India's poorest state) reaching 300,000 children, that's 150,000 girls in Grade 9.

Design innovation at work: for the first time epic graphic novels will teach children skills in India through the school system.

Each week children will read one story for two hours and then complete a skills activity in their community. From mapping your social network to the Chief Minister to figuring out who in your Family Tree is an entrepreneur, the activites are fun and relevant to children's lives. Once a week we collect these activities from children and scan them into a central database. 

From June 15, 2012 onwards we'll be able to tell you week on week how many girls completed activities, what businesses they wish to start and which skills they think they need the most.

These schools are not online nor do many of them have electricity, so in 2012, it's still only a book that reaches the poorest children in India.

We look forward to sharing our emerging stories with you.

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Project Leader

Lisa Heydlauff

Director
New Delhi, India

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