Monday, June 9, 2008

Teachers' empowerment programme

The Teachers' Empowerment Programme conducted by Indian Development Foundation (IDF) at Bal Vikas Vidyalaya, Talegaon needs to be replicated in many schools, observed Mrs. Helen Anthony, Principal of the school.

IDF, a national NGO based in Mumbai, arranged a Teachers' Empowerment Programme at Talegaon on Saturday the 7th June 2008 where about 50 teachers from three schools connected to Snehavardhak Shaikshanik Trusts participated.

The main faculties for the empowerment programme included Dr. Geetha Mohan, Principal, Usha Pravin Gandhi College of Management, Mrs. Rajalakshmi Radhakrishnan, National Awardee and Education Consultant and Mrs. Shobha Sankaranarayanan, Faculty, Business Administration, B. D. Somani International School.

Important topics in the main session covered teachers' role in education, excellence in students' performance, child psychology, multiple intelligence and behavioural management of classrooms and allied subjects.

Dr. Geeta Mohan, Mrs. Rajalakshmi Radhakrishnan and Mrs. Shobha Sankaranarayanan felt happy that they could participate in the knowledge sharing exercise and empower the teachers towards better performance.

Topics like teachers' social responsibility, know your personality and tips on yoga and fine living were dealt by Dr. A. R. K. Pillai, President of IDF, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, National Coordinator and Dr. Sharad Nayampally, IDF Ambassador.

IDF is a leading national NGO committed to on health, education for the poor and needy and rural development. IDF has a track record of 25 years of humanitarian service. IDF aims to reach more teachers and students and empower them for better performance. The empowerment programmes conducted by IDF are on a voluntary basis in national interest.

The teachers expressed their happiness as their received valuable information on teaching techniques. We will be able to perform better in our profession and produce talents in Talegaon, expressed the teachers.

Earlier Dr. Chandrakant Shete, Chairman and Shri Yeshwant Kadam, Secretary of the School welcomed IDF team while the Mrs. Kiran Vaishnav and Mrs. Deepali Deshpande, headmistress of the school expressed their thanks for empowering Bal Vikas teachers.

IDF team also included Mr. Hari Thampy, Mrs. Debanita Biswas, Mr. Sanjay Waghmare, Mr. Jitendra Kothari and Mrs. S.N. Iyer who took active part in co-ordinating the event.

The teachers' empowerment programme concluded by singing Pasayadan, the nine ending verses from Dnyaaneshwari.

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