DRL (Developing Real Learners) is an NGO set on transforming education globally. With a simple vision of helping all young people become the best learners they can be, DRL brings cutting-edge methodology to the poorest communities. No need for technology - simply a paradigm shift, training and support for self-sufficiency. In Karnataka, we are building the first of many DRL schools for 300 children who otherwise would have to work and miss out on education. One school to set the world ablaze!
Families in rural India (and elsewhere) live and die in debt. The only way out of this cycle is through education. In India education is hugely competitive. Even when schools are created, what happens in schools is often (even in richer schools) not only poor education but damaging to children as learners. Schools kill not only creativity but also the will to learn and the self-worth of many. Our approach empowers young people and helps them develop as powerful and capable learners for life.
Our school will offer a prototype curriculum approach and training programme that will revolutionise not only education in poor areas but also in richer schools. Our approach is to focus on developing the learner using simple but cutting-edge methodology that has teacher, parent and child collaborating on the development of the learner. Children learn the local curriculum but in our approach to the curriculum, as with the best educational systems worldwide, we develop learner attributes
When a school seeks to develop students, there is no guarantee that they will be able to apply what they have learnt outside school. When you develop a learner, you create a person who will grow for life, cope with life, innovate, adapt and, in turn, teach others, including their children to become learners. A real learner will cope with new roles, create new businesses, solve social problems wisely and always seek new understanding. Freedom comes from the development of learners.