Friday, February 18, 2011

Talk : How Communities Help Children Learn and Keep Schools Honest

Via Ashoka India

The Power of Many: How Communities Help Children Learn and Keep Schools Honest

The discussion will hinge on the strength of communities in helping organizations and individuals overcome challenges of scale and achieve goals that are otherwise difficult. Gautam John works on creating online and offline communities that are helping realise twin missions of “A Book in Every Child's Hand” and “Every Child in School and Learning Well”... He will share his experiences and learnings from these community models and why he thinks communities ought to be central to any organization's theory of change, their organizational model and their delivery methods.

About Gautam John

Gautam John used to be a lawyer with a an interest in Intellectual Property Rights. Recently, he has been an entrepreneur and since 2007 has worked with the Akshara Foundation, where he manages the Karnataka Learning Partnership and at Pratham Books building a new, social,publishing model. He is a founder member of Wikimedia Chapter (India), was a TED India Fellow in 2009 and is an advisor to Inclusive Planet.

He is passionate about education, equality and equity and focuses on 'access' as a way to achieve these.

Date : On Tuesday February 22nd , 7:00PM to 8:30PM

Ashoka, 54, 1st cross
Domlur Layout, Bangalore

Seats are limited
RSVP : or call 42745777/41480496

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