The Better Story of Prasanth Gangadharan founder of Learning Alternatives from Trivandrum in TEDxThiruvananthapuram

April 15, 2019

In this talk, Prasanth Gangadharan speaks on his idea to make learning more fun and interesting to the younger generation. He speaks about how every person has the option to choose the better story in any situation. Prasanth Gangadharan founded Learning Alternatives (LA) in a bid to bring back the joy that comes with learning & exploration, often missed by the conventional schooling methods. He makes learning fun & more effective for children by designing programs at the LA Centre for Beyond School Learning Experiences in Trivandrum which involve arts, theatre, science experiments and projects and most importantly the art of storytelling. He is the Managing Trustee of Saves9 Trust, a public charitable organisation that seeks to create learning and living spaces for individuals with special needs. Prasanth’s diverse experience in teaching includes stints as a class teacher in an alternative school in Bangalore, teaching in business schools, designing action learning programs, working with children with special needs and home-schooling. An avid story teller, Prasanth’s passion for teaching has led him to design a participative story telling format for children called StoryCircle and he conducts story based training workshops not only for children but for their parents and teachers as well. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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