Welcome to the Granny Cloud


The Granny Cloud is an independent team of volunteers that reaches out to children with limited educational resources around the globe, in a variety of settings, and provides them with the opportunity to experience worlds far removed from their own. The idea was initiated by Sugata Mitra and is connected to the SOLE approach to learning (self organised learning environment).

Members of the Granny Cloud interact with groups of children, engaging them in conversation and in activities of various kinds, such as reading and telling stories, craft activities, solving puzzles and exploring big questions. The role of the Granny includes provoking curiosity, asking questions, listening attentively and providing warm encouragement.

We invite you to explore the website and consider being involved with us in some way…

How to be a Granny


Film Credit: Jerry Rothwell

GET INVOLVED


Become a ‘Granny’

Are you willing to commit an hour a week to engaging with children in less advantaged settings via Skype? Age, gender and location are irrelevant.

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Become a 'Granny Cloud Centre'

Are you working with less advantaged children? Would you like to have access to the Granny Cloud to allow these children to engage with Grannies via Skype?

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Make a donation

Are you interested in making a donation, of any size to support existing Granny Cloud centres in maintaining equipment and infrastructure?

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Collaborate

Do you have other ideas for ways you or your organisation might like to be involved with the Granny Cloud? We’re open to all kinds of possibilities!

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BLOG


There is much that happens in the Granny Cloud. To learn more visit our blog.

Not a “One Way” street

I posted this on the old School in the Cloud website back in 2015. And the concern hasn’t changed since then. Those of you who wish to join The Granny Cloud, as a centre or as a Granny need to b[...]

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The Granny Cloud Community

When we first began(in 2008 – 2009) connecting with children in several locations (mainly around the Hyderabad area and one in Sindhudurg), our objective was relatively limited. To provide these[...]

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A very young Gran!

A very young Gran: Meet a Granny in the making Author: Suneeta Kulkarni [Suneeta is Hon. Director – The Granny Cloud and feels privileged to be able to spend time with both the children and the Gran[...]

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