Students of IIM Indore creates â€˜Zariyaâ€™ for free and accessible education for all
Students of IIM Indore creates ‘Zariya’ for free and accessible education for all
The students of the Integrated Program in Management, IIM Indore, have come together to initiate one of the biggest content establishing volunteer drive of the country, known as Project ‘Zariya’.
‘Zariya’ is what its name suggests, it is a pathway of free and accessible education for all; and the team of ‘Zariya’ looks forward to contributions from citizens all over the country in helping drive the literacy of India forward. In a country where the public education system is seen as inefficient, these students, headed by Mr. Anurag Sinha, have used the government resources to build an efficient, accessible and free repository of educational videos from the classes 1 to 8.
The project was envisioned as an effort to make a comprehensive database of educational content that follows the standard syllabus and pedagogy. The syllabus taken as a reference is that adopted by the Madhya Pradesh board. To deal with the issue of pedagogy, the local government teachers, who have been trained in dealing with students of all abilities and explaining in a correct manner, are supported through the process of preparing videos for each topic of every subject. All in all, the first phase of the project worked with 600+ teachers and 20+ students of IPM; and the ongoing expansive phase includes 12000+ teachers to be guided by 200+ students.
Other than including this content, ‘Zariya’ prides itself on being an interactive platform, wherein any person can contribute to the repository in a subject of their interest by uploading it on the website; which would be subsequently checked and catalogued onto the site.
Submitted by Shivangi Soni (IPM 2016-21 Batch).