Ashoka Fellow
India
Fellow Since 2003
Rishi Valley Institute for Educational Resources (RIVER)
    This description of Padmanabha Rao's work was prepared when Padmanabha Rao was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2003.
    Introduction
    Rama and Padmanabha Rao are providing a viable and attractive solution to multigrade and multilevel learning common in rural areas of India. By bringing together parents, teachers, and children, they have developed a system for creating an effective learning environment supplemented with versatile educational materials.
    The New Idea
    The Problem
    The Strategy
    The Person

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