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The Convention Diary – 2016

Granny Cloud Convention 2016 Diary from Suneeta Kulkarni

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Puja’s story

In 2008 when I was studying in my first year of Bachelors in IR, I got my first student. His name was Aditya and he was 5 years old. His parents told me that he was having difficulty in understanding anything that was being taught in the school. I thought he was not interested in […]

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Kids talking to kids

“Hands on heads. Now shoulders. Where are your shoulders? Well done!” This is the first time Jess and Tyler, two Aussie Year 6 students interact via Skype with preschoolers at KNB, Phaltan, as part of the Granny Cloud project. The little ones on the other side stare wide eyed at these two strangers on the […]

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SOLE inspires teenager to follow her dreams

Gouri Ajay Chindarkar was one of the first children in India to experience SOLE, in her village in Maharashtra. Seven years later, she’s studying for a degree in Computer Engineering at Mumbai University. The 19-year-old says SOLE has played a ‘big part’ in making her life easier. Researching and quickly understanding any subject comes naturally […]

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Long distance friendship is the perfect medicine

Most trainee doctors are driven by a desire to help others, but for Shahrukh Khan, his motivation is also deeply personal. He was just six-years-old when his father died of a heart attack in India. Many years later, when he had only just begun his degree studies in the Philippines, he lost his mother in […]

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Skyping with the children – Not always easy!

The Granny Cloud reaches out to groups of children across a range of different locations using Skype. It’s fantastic! If the connection is good, you can see each other, hear each other, send text messages, send files and links, share your screens with each other and take photos of each other. So the Grannies conduct […]

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Not a one way street!

These days, as most days, the Granny Cloud core team is busy recruiting new grannies and supporting those already part of the group. We keep hoping that more will join. We really are desperately short! And yet an ongoing concern we have relates to the understanding grannies or other people have about the role they […]

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