Improve Education 

Education in Rural India has much to catch up on. Many new-age schools use Value Added Programs to help their students get a jump start on life skills that many rural school students either don’t get or cannot afford. Over the years, from my personal experience, I have seen many schools adapt their extracurricular activities to allow students to become ready for life after learning. Or to become prepared for their future. However, I have seen this as a gap for students from rural areas of our country. And it makes me wonder what it will take for a child learning in a remote Indian village to be given a chance to learn more than the set syllabi to get a competitive edge of not a chance over a city-educated learner.

The answer is simple, or if the point below is adapted, it will give our rural area learners a fighting chance.
Some tips for consideration:

1. Improve access to quality education

Ensure that all children, especially those in rural India, have quality education by providing adequate infrastructure and teachers in rural schools. 

2. Increase investment in education

Increase investment in education and incentivize teachers and schools in rural areas to attract more qualified teachers. 

3. Improve school facilities

Provide better facilities in rural schools. This includes providing adequate classrooms, libraries, and laboratories. 

4. Promote vocational education

Promote vocational education in rural areas to help students acquire skills and knowledge that can be used to find employment. 

5. Increase awareness

Increase awareness of the benefits of education among rural communities. This includes providing information on the importance of education, improving access to information, and providing financial incentives to encourage students to attend school. 

6. Strengthen teacher training

Strengthen teacher training programs and incentivize teachers to teach in rural schools. This includes providing teacher support programs and professional development opportunities. 

7. Create alternative learning models

Create alternative learning models such as distance learning, online courses, and mobile learning to provide access to education for rural students. 

8. Support local initiatives

Support and fund local initiatives designed to improve student access.

Now let’s take a look at the educators!

With knowledge, a captain can guide an aircraft from airport to airport. But, first, they undergo rigorous training and testing to be certified to fly. The same applies to doctors. They have something called continuing medical education every five years. They need this to stay current with the latest in their field. 

So why not equip teachers in rural areas to teach children better? This is possible but achievable if planned well and delivered promptly!

Here are some ways that teachers in rural areas can equip or empowered to do an even better job:

1. Provide teacher training opportunities. 

Professional development opportunities such as workshops, seminars, and conferences equip teachers with the skills to teach children better. 

2. Provide instructional materials. 

Supplying teachers with access to instructional materials such as books, videos, and other resources can help them become better prepared to teach children. 

3. Utilize technology. 

Using technology such as computers, tablets, and interactive whiteboards can help teachers better engage their students and give them the tools they need to succeed in the classroom. 

4. Increase access to the internet. 

Increasing access to the internet in rural areas can help teachers stay connected with the latest educational research and resources. 

5. Support collaboration. 

Encouraging teachers to collaborate and share best practices can help them stay on top of changing trends and better educate their students.


Augustus Manohar Stanley is now serving his life’s calling as a full-time Educator and works in Karnataka. He loves creating short academic videos and is also a music enthusiast.

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