After noticing the existing challenges faced by India’s rural education sector, Parinita Gohil, Harshal Gohil, and Vandan Kamdar, the founders of “Learning Delight”, wanted to improve and revolutionize the education system. The company was founded in 2010, while the entrepreneurs were still pursuing their MBA. The primary intention was to provide quality digital learning tools to aid teachers and students in the rural and semi-urban areas. Quite simply, the entrepreneurs say, “We wanted to put the ‘delight’ back in the process of learning in rural and semi urban schools.”
Our intention is to not only bridge the education gaps but also tackle the ground realities most rural schools in India face.”
The ‘Why’ behind their success
The revolutionary business persons found, at an early age, a gap in the education system in rural areas. On interacting with children in rural schools regarding the quality of the education that they are getting, they uncovered a lot of challenges that the students go through. The conversation they had turned to curiosity and their curiosity turned into a revolutionary technology that benefitted the rural educational system vastly. They say, “Our intention is to not only bridge the education gaps but also tackle the ground realities most rural schools in India face.”
The bumpy road that needed repair
India’s rural education is vastly different from its urban counterpart, they say. Apart from the infrastructural difference, there are challenges faced by the rural schools when it comes to keeping the students engaged in an effective manner. There were some obvious bumps in the road that needed repair. One of the main problems that the rural schools faced was the language barrier between the learning software and the teachers. Since the software primarily was available only in English, the teachers had a hard time grasping the language. Apart from this, the rural schools were resistant in changing the teaching methodologies, hesitant in using the technology, and technologically challenged when it came to internet connectivity.
Bridging the gap
To counter these obstacles, the ingenious team created an operating software in regional languages. The UI was simple to use and incorporated animations, riddles, quizzes, etc, that were also in regional languages, making it easier for teachers to overcome the language barrier that they were currently facing. Also, it was an offline based software that eradicated the need for an internet connection
Our ultimate goal, of course, remains to empower each and every rural school in India with the Learning Delight software and support the government’s initiative to digitize rural schools all over the country.”
Getting to the other side
Learning Delight now plans on expanding their reach to other states, and feel that there is a lot of ground to cover. They say, “Our ultimate goal, of course, remains to empower each and every rural school in India with the Learning Delight software and support the government’s initiative to digitize rural schools all over the country.” A noble cause like this, backed with a team that is dedicated and focused to make things happen, hardly ever fails in achieving dreams. It’s fair to say that Learning Delight is already on the right path to success.