Slumdog Educator! What it takes to teach over 3 million children in shantytowns and slums of India and succeed against all odds? |

Slumdog Educator! What it takes to teach over 3 million children in shantytowns and slums of India and succeed against all odds?

Synopsis:

As co-founder and CEO of Pratham, the largest non-governmental organization, Dr. Madhav Chavan is mobilizing India to deliver a mass scale literacy revolution. He is working to provide quality education to millions of underprivileged children of India and shaping the country’s education policy by working closely with the government, private sector and civil society to address the systemic gaps in policy and implementation. Nations such as India where governments have provided primary schools everywhere, but the quality of education remains a major question mark due to uneven political, social, and economic development, Pratham steps in to fill the gap. Just last year, Pratham reached out to over 3 million children in 17 states in 38,000 villages through a variety of innovative programs such as Read India that are executed by 62,000 community volunteers who are trained to be substitute teachers. How does Pratham do it? How does it define quality in education and deliver it? How does it ensure long-term institutional and cultural changes that will address the needs of individuals while also meeting the needs of the nation? Why has Harvard Business School written a case study about this unique organization’s approach? These and other related questions will be addressed by Dr. Chavan in this session.

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Speaker(s):

Dr. Madhav Chavan, President and CEO of Pratham Education Foundation

Date:
Monday, 25 March 2013
Time:
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-5,
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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