Grannies for Children – EVERYWHERE!

Grannies for Children – EVERYWHERE!

Context: The Covid-19 pandemic hit the world hard in many different ways. The Granny Cloud was no different. It took its toll on the children as well as the Grannies. It was ironical that an initiative that has always been based on online interactions should fade...

Recognizing Privilege

The Granny Cloud has typically functioned in disadvantaged, underprivileged locations. And yet, every so often, we ‘forget’ what it is to be at a disadvantage. What it means to be vulnerable… The current Covid-19 global pandemic and the subsequent [temporary] closure...

Granny Cloud in times of the Corona virus

Now here’s a really BIG QUESTION! The Granny Cloud was/is based on the premise that there are many children [all over the world!] that need the interaction with warm, friendly facilitators [Grannies] to enable them to broaden their horizons, to consider alternative...

The “CLOUD” aka The Granny Cloud…

Note: This was originally posted on my personal blog [Environments for Children] in June, 2011 when The Granny Cloud was finding its feet as an independent, self-supported entity. I am sharing this with minor edits to bring it up to date as a way of responding to a...
The Development of Search Skills

The Development of Search Skills

Note: This description, related to the process by which search skills tend to develop in children from language backgrounds other than English, is based on observations over the course of the past 10-12 years in varied Granny Cloud centres & SOLE labs in India. It...

The Granny Cloud – An evolving initiative

The Granny Cloud arouses a lot of interest from lay people, academics and media alike. This one simple idea holds tremendous appeal even where SOLE sessions are feasible. It combines the romance of the exotic, the adventure of the unknown/uncertain, and the warmth of...