Certificates distributed under 'Education for Empowerment'

Certificates distributed under 'Education for Empowerment'

Being the change: ‘Education to empowerment’ programme at Theorem India in Mysore, recently. DH PHOTO

Speaking at a programme organised to award certificates to the first batch of volunteers trained under the ‘Education for Empowerment’ programme in Mysore on Friday, he said the programme aims at training volunteers and certifying them across towns and villages of Mysore district, who would in turn teach the children of village across the district.

The programme has been launched with Pratham Mysore, an organisation promoting education for under-privileged children of Mysore, in T Narsipur taluk with an objective to bridge the learning gap between urban and rural children.

He said there was a lot of synergy in Theorem’s ambition and Pratham’s vision that made them select as partners to work with in this endeavour.

Theorem has not only helped Pratham build their T Narsipur centre to train volunteers, but hundreds of Theorem employees visit rural schools every weekend to teach the children various general topics.The company not only conducted a certification programme for volunteers, but also put in place stringent tests to ensure that the trainers are on par with their urban counterparts. He added, he was overwhelmed by the results and was glad that the first batch of volunteers excelled in the tests.

Ashwini Ranjan, managing trustee of Pratham Mysore, lauded Theorem for helping the organisation to take a leap forward and realise a dream he had nurtured for nine years.

He added that programmes like these would not only ensure that the future generations would pass out of schools well-educated and well-mannered but would also funnel the ever growing need of skilled man power.

The corporate sector is facing acute shortage of skilled resources, which would soon snowball into mammoth proportions. Programmes like these would make these resources ‘employment worthy’, thereby satiating the corporate need.” He hoped more and more corporate houses would associate themselves with similar programmes like these.

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