Education and Social Change in India
Ravi Gulati, founder of Manzil (,, spoke to a Halle Institute audience about using education as a catalyst for social change. He explained that the Indian education system does not properly serve the country and his school, Manzil, seeks to fill the voids left by the system.
Ravi Gulati brings over a decade of experience and active interest in the fields of education, environment, social entrepreneurship, and alternative economics. As the founder of Manzil he has built an NGO operating out of his own home that motivates and nurtures the drive to think and learn creatively and critically for New Delhi local youth of low-income backgrounds; over 3000 children and youth have benefited from the Manzil community over the last ten years.

Davos Annual Meeting 2011 - India's Inclusive Growth Imperative

With more than half the population working in agriculture, India's global growth story will in fact be determined by how it manages its rural roots.
In partnership with the World Economic Forum, NDTV hosts this debate on the increasing political and societal pressure to ensure that India's future growth is indeed inclusive for all.
• Palaniappan Chidambaram, Minister of Home Affairs of India
• Michael J. Elliott, Editor, Time International, and Deputy Managing Editor
• Chanda Kochhar, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank, India; Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2011
• Salil Shetty, Secretary-General, Amnesty International, United Kingdom
• Min Zhu, Special Adviser, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Washington DC; Member of the Foundation Board of the World Economic Forum; Regional Agenda Council on China

Talk by designer of M-pesa about his experience.

Steve Baker shares his experience of designing the wildly successful Kenyan mobile payments service, M-Pesa, for Vodafone/Safaricom whilst working at Sagentia.
This talk was filmed at Service Design Thinks 3 - "Service Design at Scale", in London on the 29th of November 2009.

Steve Baker, M-Pesa - Service Design Thinks 2 from Nick Marsh on Vimeo.

The Barefoot College - Educational committee for the rural community

Profound respect for collective wisdom and traditional skills permeate Bunker Roy’s tale of how his Barefoot College empowers local people to improve their communities by demystifying technology and recognizing the dignity of labor.

Talk by Bunker Roy at PopTech 2005

Bunker Roy - PopTech 2005 from PopTech on Vimeo.

NDTV feature on Barefoot College -

PBS feature on Mohammed Yunus.

New Heroes - Mohammed Yunus
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Banker to the Poor - Muhammad Yunus

Muhhamad Yunus talk on alleviating poverty at MIT hosted by JPAL.
> Grameen has loaned 5 Bn to 5 Mn borrowers in Bangladesh
> 96% borrowers are women
> Repayment rate of 99%

Dr. Yunus on Charlie Rose Talk show

A good overview of Pratham's work on education in India.

Pratham's mission is to have every child in school and learning well in India. Pratham works directly with local communities to provide a variety of educational services. Their flagship program, "Read India," provides resources to help children in India learn to read. Pratham's Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) is an evaluation of children's learning levels and is used to identify specific problems in education.


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