In order to ensure continued, uninterrupted learning during the pandemic, Kushal Khemani, an 11-year-old grade VI student of EuroSchool Wakad, set up an on-call support system for pre-primary teachers to assist them in their move from the traditional to digital mode of teaching. In a span of just 40 days, Kushal has helped to impart training to more than 60 teachers on ways to use Zoom effectively, and understand MS Office and MS Powerpoint for animated and effective presentations for hundreds of pre-primary students.
Kushal has also been using his digital prowess to organize virtual birthday Zoom parties to cheer his friends and family. Kushal started his own YouTube channel Allspark Infinite in mid-May 2020, to share his learnings with his classmates, as well as to provide free learning to underprivileged children. He has recorded over 40 videos on a variety of topics ranging from elocution tips, ways to end procrastination, how to prepare word documents, etc. Kushal also has a blog https://allsparkinfinite.blogspot.com/ where he discusses the latest technologies and different skills to survive the modern world.
At a very young age, Kushal’s thought process resulted in him designing an app for people who cannot speak. He used technology to “give voice to their words”. This noble thought has been appreciated at multiple forums across the globe. His video about a few of his mobile apps is available at https://youtu.be/GoUM_GX51lk
Speaking about Kushal, Ms. Renuka Dutta, Principal of EuroSchool Wakad said, “The pedagogy at EuroSchools has been designed so that students are encouraged to ‘discover their inner strengths’ and bring their ideas to life. There is a beautiful balance of academics & extra-curricular initiatives. The focus is to facilitate innovation by project-based learning, organizing competitions, and building challenges for children to create and build from their imagination. We are extremely proud of Kushal as he uses his digital knowledge to teach other children and teachers, to be tech-savvy.”
Speaking about his mission to empower 10,000 students in the world to become positive thinkers, Kushal said, “Nurturing talent through continuous engagement is the key. I believe in learning and accomplishing more and more each day. The openness in day-to-day discussions, exposure, motivation that EuroSchool has provided made the difference. Today is present. Make the most of it. Dream big, dream to achieve”.
Kushal has also penned a book titled YOU GOT THIS- 11 Secrets to A Progressive Student Life, where he provides motivational tips to students to bring about a change and instill positive thinking among them during these testing times. Kushal is also involved in the Social Entrepreneurship program with GOODCLAP, where he formed SPARKX Animal Welfare to rescue and feed animals on a daily basis.