IndiaCSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, is conducting a series of Teacher’s Training and Capacity Building Workshops for grassroots organizations from across India under its Mission Education programme. This is a step further in ensuring quality education and effective learning for children, mostly first generation learners.
The workshops have been specifically designed to make Mathematics a friendlier subject while teaching and learning. It was observed that children in many Mission Education centres were scared of Mathematics and were not doing well for years. This had also been affecting their overall academic performance and self confidence adversely.
The series of workshops are designed to focus broadly on thematic issues such as introduction to the utilisation of Mathematical Tool Kits; facilitating the teachers on the utilisation of the Tool Kits, enhancing the mathematical skills of the children and generating interest among students in learning mathematics.
The first training workshop held in New Delhi has been successfully concluded with 23 teachers and instructors from 19 grassroots organizations from Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
24 participants from 22 organizations from West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir will be participating in the second workshop in the series this week in New Delhi.
Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, COO, Smile Foundation said, “Quality of learning for the children, who are the first generation learners, begins with a passionate and skilful teacher who creates interest in the classroom. If we expect a child to learn with interest, our teachers have to create that interest and excitement. All these efforts will eventually help them to build a brighter future with the help of good education.”
Smile Foundation has also provided interactive and innovative Mathematical Tools to 55 of its partner organizations to further help the children learn better.