Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2004
This description of Sriram Ayer's work was prepared when Sriram Ayer was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2004.
By creating a large resource base of new ‘role models’ or mentors for underprivileged children, Sriram Ayer is introducing the component of empathy in the existing education system and bridging the gap between a child’s perceived intelligence quotient and hidden emotional quotient. He is thus ushering in a systemic change in the way education is perceived and delivered to low-income groups and adding a new dimension to the way their dormant skills and abilities can be nurtured to ensure a future at par with the rest.
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