Episode 013

Defy the pandemic









Owen Kelly

Abhijit Sinha



January 28, 2022


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We have spoken with Abhijit Sinha and Megha Sharma before. They founded Project Defy, based in Bangalore, and dedicated to creating new types of learning spaces in which members of a community can come together and decide what they want to learn for themselves.

In this episode Owen Kelly talks with Abhijit about how Project Defy has coped with the devastation that the Covid-19 pandemic has caused across India. We talk about their rapid changes in approach including their digital and phone-based program FLITE, where Defy facilitators spoke with families over the phone and helped them organize learning at home while in lockdown. We also discuss two other programs that developed or changed radically during the pandemic: DASH and DISPECS.