Skype bringing important lessons to Indian village boarding school

An interesting article about one man’s quest to bring modern technology and world class education to one village in India. Santosh Kumar, an engineer in Delhi, relied upon donations from friends and his own experiences to build the Chaitanya Gurukul boarding school in Chamanpura in Bihar state – the village that he grew up in and a village that lacked regular electricity or qualified teachers. He uses two generators to provide electricity to the school and organized trainings for teachers. He and his colleagues also teach classes over Skype after school, bringing the students not only into contact with technology they had never experienced before, but also a wide range of expertise from professionals and experts all around the country.

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