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How can Whatsapp/Facebook/Instagram improve education in India?
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NOTE: This challenge is only for solvers located in India. Submissions from outside India will not be eligible for rewards.

Literacy and education are important social issues in India. There are countless challenges in this space for both children and adults alike, such as low student retention rates in schools, adults struggling to acquire new employable skills, and many, many more.

We want to explore digital solutions to some of the toughest challenges around literacy and education in India. Your ideas will help us identify opportunities where we can help.

We welcome high-quality submissions to identify what these most important challenges are, and devise online and digital technology solutions to address them. Think about how you may leverage social media platforms, messaging apps and various new technologies like machine learning and others in your solutions.

Deliverables

Help us use digital solutions to make a positive impact on literacy and education outcomes in India. Specifically, provide a detailed answer to at least one of the following:

  1. LITERACY: How would you use social media and messaging platforms to improve literacy in India?
    1. Describe the problem(s) you would solve for. Include any stats or data you have to support your claim.
    2. Who is the target user you are trying to address? (For example: Teachers or students, urban or rural, primary or secondary, etc.)
    3. What kind of technologies will you use? Be detailed.
    4. How would the user(s) interact or experience it?
    5. Identify the potential barriers like significant government support or existing solutions being used today and others. 
  2. EDUCATION: How would you use social media and messaging platforms to improve education outcomes in India?
    1. Describe the problem(s) you would solve for. Include any stats or data you have to support your claim. 
    2. Who is the target user you are trying to address? (For example: Teachers or students, urban or rural, primary or secondary, etc.) 
    3. What kind of technologies will you use? Be detailed. 
    4. How would the user(s) interact or experience it? 
    5. Identify the potential barriers like significant government support or existing solutions being used today and others. 

NOTE: We are looking for ideas that can be implemented now, not in the distant future. Keep it practical and feasible.

    Submissions will be graded on the following criteria:
  • Meets Deliverables
  • Creativity
  • Ease of Implementation
  • Social Impact and Reach
Reward Tiers
Top 10%
will share $1,000
Next 15%
will share $400
Next 25%
will share $200
Actual individual rewards will be based on the total number of eligible solutions.
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