The UNESCO estimates teacher shortage in Indian schools at 3 million. An additional 1.5 million teachers will be required in the years to come. The ASER places the number of students in government schools at 121 million, more than half of whom are in rural or semi urban locations, while the count of teachers churned from India’s human resources remains low. Further, the addition to the number does not necessarily equate to addition in expertise or pedagogical strengths of the new recruits. The clear gaps in the education system are two pronged - the lack of teachers in general and the teachers lacking subject matter expertise. Extrapolate this situation to the rural parts of India, and lack of infrastructure including power
CLT India, established in 1997 and registered as the Children's LoveCastles Trust, is a not for profit organization focused on bringing the best educational resources to underserved communities. In its two decades of existence, CLT has arrived at a scalable model that carries digital STEM content in regional languages to classrooms in the most remote areas of Karnataka and Rajasthan. The content is aligned to the syllabus and significantly empowers the teachers with tools and inspires students to learn better through visual learning and engagement. The low-cost technology delivery model of CLT e-Patashale ensures that the solution has a built-in ecosystem and does not have dependencies on expensive or high quantum infrastructure, electricity, internet or even knowledge of IT.
At Children’s Love Castles Trust, we believe that every child – no matter their circumstances – deserves access to a rich educational environment so they can build a wondrous life on their dreams and aspirations. This is the driving force behind our endeavor. By designing interactive pedagogy for critical subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, and delivering by means of a purpose-built low cost technological platform, we work within a community of caring partners to enhance learning and achieve better educational outcomes for millions of students across all economic, social and geographic settings. We are dedicated to the cause of developing a new generation of inspired learners, and through these young minds, to help build a better society for all. Our source of pride and greatest reward is to put a smile on the face of a newly engaged, connected, and empowered child. Come share our joy!