Media for Change has partnered with Pratham, India’s leading education non-profit organisations to visually document a unique and fascinating journey in digital education. Pratham partnered with Google.org is aiming at expanding a tablet-based program to foster digital learning in 400 villages of rural India. This nation-wide initiative, named PraDigi (Pratham Digital), aims at making a transition from the traditional classroom setting to a digital model of education with possibilities of self-learning, peer-learning and experiential learning, among children and to help them foster curiosity to learn more and learn better.
Media for Change has taken up the task of visually documenting this digital program, over a one-year period in three locations for three distinct age groups. The programs that we will be covering are the H- learning program for the upper primary students (10-14 years old) ,the tiny tots of the Aganwadi program (3-6 years old) and the Read India program (7-10 years old). Through a wide dissemination of well-crafted visual stories and photographs we aim to document a process that will qualitatively assess the digital journey of the children, the sociological impact on the community and reveal details of how young minds learn.These stories will also be of great interest to a general audience as the role of technology in our lives and in education for children have become part of our daily conversations in the 21st century.
Our main mode of documentation will be in the form of 45 episodes that will be added to a dedicated YouTube Channel. These episodes will include the progress of the children, interviews and user-generated material. Each episode will be of 3-4 minutes each. This Visual Storytelling program is one of a kind in its goal to meticulously collate and present the story of development through digital education.
– Annapoorni Chandrashekhar