To the first order of approximation, we at DSH see ourselves as "plumbers." We do not build schools from scratch. Instead, we work with existing schools, organizations, and teachers: they get to do what they have always wanted to do, but with the aid of a "digital pipe" that DSH helps them set up, they can now hopefully reach a larger population of under-served children more effectively.

DSH is designed to work as a decentralized network of hubs and spokes. Each hub is a center of education excellence and the hubs themselves "talk" to each other. The spokes are typically the poor rural and urban slum schools that need help the most, schools that lack good teachers, good content, and other resources. Each hub works on content production (typically in a local language), content dissemination in its neighborhood, teacher training, monitoring, and evaluation, and interacting and sharing with other hubs.

Here's a partial list of some of our partners:

Today, DSH is still a young research project, and we are not ready to massively deploy or replicate the model yet, as we conduct more rigorous evaluations and seek to understand many outstanding questions in the coming years. We are, however, always on the lookout for opportunities of expanding our collaboration with innovative and energetic organizations. Organizations or schools that are interested in playing the roles of hubs or spokes should feel free to contact us.