Amity Institute of Education (AIE), a philanthropic educational institution of Amity Universe, has provided training to the teachers who bring smiles on the faces of the children of lesser God, under a project granted by Government of Netherlands in September 2006. Under this project, 500 teachers in the National Capital Region (NCR) working for the education of the underprivileged children were chiseled by AIE. A certificate Ceremony was organized on the conclusion the project.
Mr. Joren Roodenburg, Deputy Head of the Mission, Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dr. Ashok. K. Chauhan, Founder President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation were present to give the certificates and bless the participants
Mr. Joren Roodenburg, Deputy Head of the Mission, Royal Netherlands Embassy applauded the efforts of Amity Institute of Education in conducting this training programme. He said that he is far more satisfied after seeing the completion of the project. He said that giving training to teachers who are dealing with the lowest strata of the society is not an easy task, their needs, requirements are very different. Most importantly they need emotional support with financial support also. Mr Roodenburg said that his country believes in equality amongst all citizens and to promote global brotherhood, we have started this project of giving training to such teachers who are directly involved with underprivileged children.
Dr. Ashok K. Chauhan, Founder President, Ritnand Balved Education Foundation said that we are proud of Amity Institute of Education by providing the training to 500 teachers. Dr. Chauhan echoed that AIE is dedicated to enhance the quality of teachers by undertaking different projects time to time. Dr Chauhan opined that being a teacher does not mean acquiring a particular degree or diploma. In real earnest, that qualification brings a lot of responsibilities in its wake. Teachers need to update themselves about the contemporary trends in the field of education, novel techniques and resources available to facilitate teaching and learning.
Dr. Ranjana Bhatia, Director, Amity Institute of Education speaking about the programme remarked, “While the progressive schools with sound financial background are able to provide necessary resources and exposure to their teachers thereby enhancing their knowledge and skills, the same is not a reality for the schools running for underprivileged children even when the needs of these children are the same as of those of their brethren. So by training teachers of various social renaissance engines, Amity Institute of Education is not only catering to these teachers but is also putting the underprivileged children at par with their counterparts in public and private schools.”
On the whole, the sessions included lectures, case studies, group discussions, presentations and hands-on activities. After the completion of each module, time was also spent explaining how to frame and conduct the associated activities. Additionally, each module was geared towards problem exploration wherein the participants were helped in identifying problems and look for possible solutions in their work scenario.
The teachers working for the following NGO’s were trained under this programme:
Prayas, Amitasha, Deepalaya, Udayan Care, Butterflies, Literacy India, Good Samaritan, CASP Plan, Pratham, Arpana Trust, Association of National Brotherhood for Social Welfare, Navjyoti, SOS Children’s Villages, Akshay Pratishthan, Manzil, Vigyan Vijay Foundation, Sakshi, Nai Disha, Prayatn, Prerna, Rasta, Advantage India, Abhas, Asha etc