May 12, 2016 10:03 AM EDT
Video feature: Student Venture Provides Phone-Based English language Education In India
Princeton university students, Katsuri Shah and Vaasvi Goyal decided to make a difference in their country in a way nobody else has had. Shah and Goyal made efforts to change the way education works in their country so as to make India better.
Shah and Goyal decided to make efforts to expand the educational opportunities for children in their country. They did so by providing Seekho to India's children, as reported by Princeton.edu.
Seekho distributes free audio education via a toll free number in India. Through using a mobile phone, users are able to dial the number to access more than 60 lessons teaching the English language in all levels of fluency.
Seekho in Hindi means "to learn."
Shah revealed the reason why she and Goyal decided to invent Seekho. Shah said:
"When we decided to tackle education in India, we decided to focus on access and quality. We thought of all the existing platforms for free, quality education like Coursera and then the wide-reaching impact of mobile phones in India."
Seekho has gained support in various niches since it was founded. Seekho won third place at Tiger Launch 2014. Tiger Launch 2014 is a student-run competition. The money was used to introduce Hello, Seekho in five slums in East Delhi.
Shah explained further that their new project has a lot of perks coming in in store for its users. Shah said:
Princeton is where students and faculty members connect to bring out the best in India's education. The phone-based English education has never been better than before, and could never have gotten than ever before.
The phone-based English language education in India runs in contrast with the traditional The Indian Education Program which has progressed at Norman Public Schools since it was founded in 1971, as reported in Norman Transcript.
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