Creation And Application Will Bring Out More Talent In Students
The beauty of using technology is the fact that if you are not good at something, the software will help it rectify. Students may no more be afraid of mistakes, because they have an undo button to rewctify the mistakes
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The human brain thinks verbally and visually, but most of us communicate verbally. If we look at the education system, the need was for people to read and write. Today, all the subjects have become equal, and thus the demand for verbal communication has increased significantly.
The beauty of using technology is the fact that if you are not good at something, the software will help it rectify. Students may no more be afraid of mistakes, because they have an undo button to rewctify the mistakes.
Rishi Khemka, CEO, MindBox said, “MindBox is helping schools through programs to communicate verbally, and visually. Children go to schools, and by the time they finish; they don’t remember things, because of the lack of application. You are consuming information, but a visual medium will build life skills, technology helping understand things and correspond them in real world.”
MindBox has built a whole curriculum from class 1st to 10th, with the idea of curriculum being taught in subjects, and take out topics and create projects using technology tools which could have multiple subjects together, and the faculty can correlate these things to teach the students.
Rishi Khemla added, “Our focus is on building creators and thinkers rather than only doers. Right now, the focus is on students in schools and impact as many lives as possible. We have worked with Shiv Nadar, and also with state board schools.”
The affordability of the programs is purely on the investment we have to make on the faculties, and is based on the number of students in each school. The company is currently present in NCR, Bombay, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Last year, they expanded into Tamil Nadu at the district level. Now, they are expanding more into Punjab, Haryana, UP and next year into Gujarat, Pune and go deeper into Andhra and Telangana.
MindBox has another platform called Design Championship where students can showcase their talent; and this competition encourages students to think out of the box. Design Championship, thus, gives a chance to those talented students to put their skills to use.
Khemka added, “We touch 20,000 students’ lives in India and our aim is to reach a million lives. India has 250-260 million students in school, and I want to reach millions of students. We are hoping to 3X this year, and reach our objective by 2022, and then we can take it further.”