HYDERABAD:On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, Teach For India - Hyderabad hosted a celebratory evening filled with inspiration here Saturday.
The event saw participation of special guests contributing directly or indirectly to the education sector, along with Teach For India’s 160 fellows, staff and alumni in Hyderabad.
Retired bureaucrat BV Papa Rao, an adviser to the Government of Telangana, spoke about the importance of early childhood education and quality education for children from KG to PG, which is the vision for education of Telangana state government.
The New Indian Express was the media partner for the event. Asiya Shervani, Chief People Office of People Combine group which runs Oakridge International School, explained the excellent work put in by fellows and teachers of Teach for India. She also spoke about the importance of such programs in changing the face of education.
Following this was a panel discussion on how teaching contributes to and the value of learning. The panel consisted of students, experienced teachers, Teach for India fellows and other players in the education space.
Teach For India is a nationwide movement that aims to bridge the educational gap in India by placing promising college graduates and young professionals in low-income schools to teach fulltime, as fellows, for two years.
Teach for India impacts 38,000 children across the country through 1100 fellows, 1050 alumni and 200 dedicated staff.