“The Beautiful Tree-A Personal Journey into How the world’s Poorest People are Educating Themselves" was launched on 11 November 2009. The book "is a journey that begins in India and takes the reader to East Asia and Africa, to learn of the efforts of poor communities in education . While doing so, one discovers competent, committed entrepreneurs who have started schools catering to slum children. Through the book, the author recounts the stories of engaged teachers, passionate entrepreneurs and teaching models working together to ensure that students are engaged and learning."
Lisa Dempster, an independent author, shares her views on why she chose to license her book 'Neon Pilgrim' under a Creative Commons license. Our interns, Amani and Naomi, review the book 'A Man Called Bapu' from an African and British perspective. 'Learning Curve' is a newsletter by the Azim Premji Foundation and the October issue focuses on language learning. On 26th and 27th November, 2009 , a seminar and workshop on 'Bringing Books and Children Together' is being held in New Delhi.
Our Bangalore office has a new visitor- Paper Preeti. This Paper Preeti was sent to us by 12 year old Shivani from Garahara village in UP. Read more about her here. Our other friend, Grape (the yak) learns about the organization Toybank.
The deadline for the Katha Chitrakala 2009 Award has been extended to 14th January, 2010.
One World South Asia airs a radio programme called 'Ek Dunia Ek Avaz' on AIR FM every Wednesday between 4.30 and 5.00pm. The main focus of the show is to cover various social issues. Last week's programme was on 'volunteers involved at the community level in the field of education'.
We leave you with the awesome TEDIndia talk given by Pranav Mistry on the thrilling potential of SixthSense technology.
Image Source : B e r n i ✮