Tag Archives: Granny Cloud Challenges

9 years on – The Granny Cloud at the Crossroads

  We have learned a lot in the past 9 years. There is still a lot to learn. Not that it is any special kind of milestone, yet the date (16th May 2018), and the passing of another year marks the opportunity to take stock and consider where we are headed. The Granny Cloud has […]

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The Flip Side

Picture this. Young men and women who speak and typically understand only their mother tongue. They have jobs as Centre coordinators for “labs” ( if you can call them that!) – some in villages, some in urban slums; where children come after school to play on the few computers (sometimes just a single laptop) that […]

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Behind each “success” – a million tiny steps and a great deal of struggle

I was conversing with my brother not too long ago and, quite naturally, the children and the Grannies of The Granny Cloud crept into it. He has been following the tales https://grannycloudtales.wordpress.com/  and enjoying them. Hopefully that is coming from more than just being a fond brother! In fact, he is the one that got me […]

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Time to move on…. There are other children out there…

One of my favourite bits about being a key member of the Granny Cloud team is the opportunity I get to interact, not just with the children and coordinators at all the locations, but the one-on-one chats I have with Grannies spread across the world. As we edge towards a decade of existence and long-term […]

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Granny Burnout? It doesn’t have to be that way

There are many challenges that the Grannies, and the children as well as the coordinators [personnel involved in keeping things going) at the various centres face. Some of these challenges are fairly obvious and get talked about quite a bit. Technological difficulties – particularly net connectivity, hardware disruptions, confusion over time zone differences, challenges created […]

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