Schools are very important in child’s life as they play a huge role in imparting educational knowledge and skills to the kids. It is often said that all children cannot afford school education due to its high cost etc. Now it is said that Bodhaguru a social enterprise has started to create impact with its aim of providing school education at cheaper cost apart from making the education very interesting to the kids.
According to Samir Jain of Bodhaguru proper application of the knowledge is very important for the students and the students must be taught regarding this aspect. It must be noted that for kids between ages 4 to 12 this Bodhaguru is involved in creating learning products and platforms.
The learning products that are used regularly by this Bodhaguru are interactive books, videos, mobile apps etc. It is also said that Samir Jain got exposed to the product development area for 15 years as he was with the product development team in the famous Microsoft Development Centre from 2004 to 2011. After gaining enough knowledge he launched Bodhaguru.
As a part of Microsoft Giving initiative Samir Jain was associated with government schools and his wife Anubha was involved in imparting dancing skills for the students Anubha was with Sasken previously. The couple did research in many schools and found that the kids were not able to understand western online education. Moreover the children’s were going to higher classes without proper knowledge.
Bodhaguru was launched in the year 2011 at Hyderabad and has currently eight member team working for the benefit of the children. It must be noted that Bodhaguru is involved in teaching subjects like Maths, Science and English for kids of ages 4 to 12. As per the format where a short story is told in the beginning that introduces the concept and explanation of the concepts by video is carried out. Important thing here is narration is done by Indian speaker in many languages.
Bodhaguru’s online and offline presence can also be felt through android set-top box with fully loaded contents inside it. Others like You Tube, Play Store also play important roles in hosting interactive books etc.
It is said that partnership model is the base through which this Bodhaguru functions. It is said that Bodhaguru are associated with 80 plus schools and has over 30 learning centres all over India with 6.4 million online viewers. The main objective is to strengthen its platform rather than producing new contents and wants to make use of smartphones for this purpose. Using parent’s smartphones for quality education at less than Rs 25 per month is the purpose of this entire team. Amazing really!! Hats off!!
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