The Granny Cloud

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


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

Grannies to the core

Note: This blog was originally posted by Sarah Cossom on 9th March, 2016 on the old School in the Cloud website soon after Granny Cloud Convention 2016. Since then, the core team has expanded and [...]

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Manifestations of Confidence in Granny Cloud sessions and SOLEs

So many signs of confidence: Suneeta Kulkarni. Suneeta is Hon. Director of The Granny Cloud.   A remark I’ve heard very often from Grannies about children in many of the Indian labs/centres is [...]

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Confidence on the rise! The Children at Pragat Shikshan Sanstha

This blog  was written by Suneeta Kulkarni [Hon. Director – The Granny Cloud] and was originally published on the old School in the Cloud website in June 2014. ‘KNB – PSS Phaltan j[...]

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Learning in the cloud

Note: Edna Sackson wrote this post in Dec 2016, as this new website was just coming to life. We finally get a chance to share some of her experiences in many different locations. Edna is also a ‘[...]

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Stumped by children’s questions? Explore them in SOLE sessions!

Note: This was originally posted on the old School in the Cloud website by Suneeta Kulkarni on October 17th, 2015 in response to a discussion with Grannies about Big Questions in Granny sessions. Su[...]

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Walking out of the forest into a whole new world

Note: This was originally posted on the old School in the Cloud website on 20th January 2016. The author Sarah Cossom was the media relations manager and is an honorary Granny! QUEST is one of the c[...]

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