“It's easier to take than to give. It's nobler to give than to take. The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a lifetime.”
― Joan Marques
Everyone in India and the world over is talking about education, they talk about it not being really impactful, they talk about it being unfair to many, many kids, they talk about it like a social epidemic that will devour the world. But all they do is talk, and talk some more. What about actually doing something in improving the system, what about taking those little measures and small steps so that our kids (and future human resources) are not assembly line products like us but really intuitive and creative.
When we started Gyan Lab, our aim was very, very clear. How can we disrupt the current learning structure, how can we make it child-oriented rather than system oriented, how can we make it such that learning is fun and kids do not run away from it anymore. And, in these last 3 years, everyday, we have taken baby steps at realizing our dream. We have enhanced creative and intuitive learning aspects in school kids and continue to do so. It is a good feeling to be able to contribute to the change rather than just talk about it, but we are not at all satisfied. The hunger to do more is growing with every passing day. And, we want to keep growing this hunger...
Now, one man, two people or even five people cannot bring world class funducative learning program to a lot of kids, and even they are able to do so – it is never a quality finish. Only, and only a community approach where a large number of people with the right intent work together to make a dream possible can actually bring the change in right magnitude.
So, here we are at the infliction point where we have the capacity to empower a greater number of kids. But, we need your help, your commitment to not only our dream but also your dream. If you have the drive and the passion with a firm belief that education structure needs to change, you must join us in our mission.
Here’s Gyan Lab Summer Fellowship! A structured but flexible program that asks you to work with kids and facilitate learning with fun. If you have ever felt that classroom learning is not for you, if you have felt that it should not only be the teacher talking and you listening, if you have ever felt that the exams have been unjust to your capabilities, here is your opportunity to stop the younger generation from feeling the same agony. Join us in making quality learning possible for these kids.
You can be one of those who just keep talking, or be the change-maker. The choice is yours. Are you game?
Looking for: Young Indian between ages 17 – 25 years old
During: April-May 2014 (but, if you want to come onboard earlier, we do not have a problem)
For: Working with kids and impact them through experiential learning
Work Location: Bangalore
Education Qualifications: Ability to un-learn the ordinary regular moribund things
Qualities: Crazy, Believer, Intent to Challenge the Status-Quo
What will You Get: SATISFACTION! And, we have also kept a small stipend of Rs 5000/month and a Certificate of Salutation for your commitment to the cause
How to Apply: Just Click Here
Written by: Sonali
Co-Founder, COO & Director of Technology at ADD-on-GYAN | Entrepreneur | Educator | Co-Creator of Gyan Lab