Journalist and Indian School of Business Graduate Priya Nandkarni always wanted to work and experiment in the grassroots. Her strong keenness to work in our rural hinterland brought her in synergy with her husband Digvijay Singh and they worked together on employability for rural youth for many years. But fearing that vocational training was just a Band-aid intervention, they swiveled towards the fundamental education of children and started the Riverside Natural School in Mandla in 2015. They utilize unique methods like, robotics, and football to empower hundreds of children and help them achieve a benchmark in education. The Optimist Citizen, in an exclusive conversation with them, discussed their experience of running a school in the hinterland of our country.

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