The availability of quality education remains a significant challenge for 80% of children attending rural schools in India, highlighting the importance of addressing this issue. Vedantu, in collaboration with DENTSU CREATIVE India, has developed a unique solution to bridge the connectivity gap and provide access to education in remote areas.
This solution comes in the form of a patented network aggregator device cleverly integrated into a beautifully illustrated book called ‘The Everything Book’.
The primary aim of this device is to provide high-speed internet access to the most disconnected and remote parts of India, enabling children in these areas to access online learning platforms, skilled teachers, and valuable courses. Despite the prevalence of smartphones even in rural villages, the challenge of reliable connectivity persists.
The network aggregator device developed by Vedantu addresses this challenge by acting as a portable signal aggregator, consolidating multiple data blocks from weak 2G mobile networks. By combining these fragments, it generates a strong ‘hyperspot’ that offers internet connectivity equivalent to 4G networks, thereby providing a reliable means of accessing online educational resources.
The concept of ‘everything’ in ‘The Everything Book’ symbolizes the boundless nature of online learning. The inclusion of a book element serves as a symbolic representation of the initiative’s core purpose.
The book contains four inspirational stories accompanied by captivating illustrations that showcase the cultural heritage of India. The incorporation of diverse art styles from across the nation, including Avadhi, Rajput, Madhubani, Sikkimese Thangka, Pichwai, Chitrakathi, Kerala Mural, and Kalamkari, creates a sense of relatability and familiarity, encouraging children to explore its contents.
This book acts as a testament to the vibrant artistic traditions of India, uniting various art forms for the first time.
Initially known as ‘Stream School’, this initiative was piloted in Simsa village last year and has now been expanded on a larger scale in 2023. The success of the technology during the pilot program has paved the way for its implementation on a broader scale, allowing more children in remote areas to benefit from improved connectivity and access to quality education.
By addressing the connectivity challenge and providing an innovative educational solution, Vedantu’s partnership with DENTSU CREATIVE India strives to create a brighter future for children in rural India.
Pulkit Jain, co-founder, Vedantu said, “We want to bring quality education to every child in the country, but without the internet, you cannot stream online courses. Children of rural India have so much potential which we’re losing out on because of a lack of supporting infrastructure. We worked with DENTSU CREATIVE to bring the idea ‘Everything Book’ alive to make sure quality learning reaches as many children as it could in our country.”
Aalap Desai, chief creative officer, creative experience, West, DENTSU CREATIVE India added, “The Everything Book has the potential to democratise education in the country. It is simple to use, is portable, and can be easily held and moved around letting children who don’t even have a proper classroom to sit in, let alone proper books and resources, to study connect to the internet and stream the latest syllabus and learn from the best teachers at Vedantu.”