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The United Nations presents: The School in the Cloud

On 24 January 2019, Ciné-ONU will be screening: ‘The School in The Cloud’ to mark the International Day of Education.

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What is the future of education in a networked world? TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra calls for a revolution in how and what we learn. 'The School In The Cloud' follows a three year experiment as Mitra installs internet kiosks in locations ranging from remote villages in West Bengal to a school in north east England, to enable children to self-organise their learning. Jerry Rothwell’s film explores the impact of Sugata’s work, predominantly through the experience of children in the remote Indian village of Korakati in the Ganges Delta. As children encounter the internet for the first time, will they be able to use it to transform their futures? This screening will be shown in partnership with the Embassies of the UK and Ireland and UNESCO at Cinema Galeries in Brussels.


The screening will be followed by a conversation with guest speakers; Jerry Rothwell, Director of 'The School in the Cloud'; Dr. Andrew Long, Development Counsellor, UK Representation to the EU; Paolo Fontani, Director of the UNESCO Liaison Office in Brussels and the UNESCO Representative to the European Institutions; Moderated by Carlos Jimenez, UNRIC.


To watch the trailer, click here.

For more information about the screening, click here.

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