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Google+ Hangout helps in remote education of children in the slums of Tikiapara Howrah in West Bengal

"What is the meaning of education, Sir ? asked an 8 year old girl of the Samaritan Help Mission, in the slums of Calcutta to her teacher. The teacher was teaching them spelling, and had asked them to spell e-d-u-c-a-t-i-o-n. Unlike most schools, this teacher was not in the classroom but was at his home in Glasgow UK and the students were watching him projected on a wall in their small classroom. This class was being conducted using Google + hangout. The recent initiative of remote … [Read more...]