The e-Patashala program of CLT addresses teaching and learning issues in mainstream classrooms of under-served schools. CLT give access to quality learning resources developed by master-teachers for children anywhere with appropriate technology with relevant localized content.

CLT’s Curricula-aligned digital STEM content is available in regional languages. A network of master teachers, understood the rich pedagogy required in schools and developed content to reach the rural most areas without dependencies on expensive or high-quantum infrastructure, electricity, internet or even knowledge of IT. Its reach has benefitted over 500,000 students, creating a shift in the way Science and Mathematics is taught in over 5,000 classrooms in Karnataka alone. CLT’s mission is to connect students with educational resources and experiences to open up new opportunities and impart the skills they need to have successful careers regardless of their economic circumstances. It strengthen STEM education in Middle and High Schools and get students excited as learners with analytical thinking, learn-by-doing, reading with comprehension, problem-solving skills and better teacher-learner engagement. CLT empowers the underserved schools with the resources they need to become champions of STEM education and open doors for themselves around the world. It brings development, implementation and data analytics together under one ecosystem.

The innovation

THE INNOVATION

CLT has come up with local solutions that are replicable, scalable and low-cost. While the USP of the resources is to bring focus to and strengthen STEM education in Middle and High Schools. e-Patashale is both a product and service, where veteran teachers design innovative pedagogy for STEM (mapped to curricula) and technology experts use low-cost technology for development of e-content for the learners and practitioners in the base of the pyramid communities. Content delivery is on low-cost android devices in no internet environment. The model is adaptable to suit the needs of local schools. It can facilitate teacher-mediation,self-learning.

SOCIAL IMPACT

SOCIAL IMPACT

Already, 500,000 students have benefited from this program and CLT aims to reach 5x this number over the next 3 years. It does away with the necessity of electricity, internet and computers to each classroom through low-cost delivery model.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

ECONOMIC IMPACT

During first phase of deployment, the content reached schools for as low as Re 1/student/month

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 South Asia Education Summit Award 2014 in ‘Mobile initiatives in schools’ category
 The Manthan Award South West India 2014 in e-Science & Technology
 Millennium Alliance Award 2013 for low-cost innovation by FICCI and USAID
 The Manthan Award South Asia & Asia Pacific 2012