Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld is a student of Philosophy at the Harvard University. As part of her 2013 summer internship she visited the VidyaGyan Schools in U.P. She shares her experience and journey in the following article.
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“At a time when … there is a strong emphasis on corporate social responsibility, it is nice to see a reputed organization heralding a laudable social objective In India. Given the commitment reflected in the very concept, such an attempt will work and perhaps inspire other firms as well. With technology making rapid strides, such initiatives will certainly create a level playing field in a country where around 50% of the population is below 25 years of age.”
“I think it is a very good idea. In fact, I had a thought along these lines but could not pursue it. If these schools are able to produce outstanding students who can get to Wharton, IIT, LSE [London School of Economics], IAS [Indian Administrative Services] and so on, that would be fantastic. In other words, the training should be world class, from science and language to deportment and confidence building.”
It is wonderful and breath taking experience.
I am really impressed and motivated by the school.