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.

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Staying in touch with the children…

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ALL kinds of sessions…

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