The role of education
18Jan 2018

The role of education

Almost 71% of the world’s youth are online according to the recent UNICEF Report State of the world’s children: children in the digital age. Learning materials and digital tools for youth activism and expression have been developed. Access to these resources can potentially be a game changer for the world’s deprived and marginalised, provided they are able to bridge the digital divide and access information that financially better off families take for granted. Unfortunately, one third of the world’s children especially the poor and marginalised, lack the means to access the internet. Only 26% elementary schools in rural India have access to computer aided learning. At the same time ICT interventions are centred on imparting basic computer skills or as an educational tool and not enough attention goes on what it takes to be a global citizen.