School TV artwork
Schools closed in India in March. We then made what we used to do, delivering directly to schools into a TV show. School TV is lessons taught by leading experts in everything from how to make pasta to learning how to code, how to recycle, build a solar light, make a comic, write a Bollywood script, present the news to learning how to play football.
200 episodes have been made to date and same-language-subtitled in Hindi. They are airing on Public Service Television, Doordarshan (DD) in Bihar, India. Excitingly the series is reaching 20 million children.
Each episode asks children to complete a project and submit it by Whatsapp at the end of each episode.
As the conetnt is in Hindi, modern, of the moment and diverse, other state Governments in India are airing the series too, Rajasthan airs one hour of School TV every Saturday.
What's next for us is to make a new series in Marathi to be aired in Maharahstra and to integrate the content into the Government of Bihar's APP to reach 300,000 children and allow for impact assessment for skills acquistion.
Tune into School TV from wherever you are in the world. It's made in India for 50 million children who do not have access to internet or online learning.