Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has announced the launch of a virtual Teachers’ Summer Fest on TheTeacherApp, a new tech initiative by the Foundation. It’s a 10-day long Fest starting from 21st June 2023 across India. A range of topics related to the theme of the Summer Fest – ‘Theatre and Storytelling in Education’, will be covered by experts, Dr Jaishree Sethi, a storyteller and teacher trainer based in Delhi and Ms Choiti Ghosh, a well-known actor through webinars (conducted in Hinglish), theatre games and panel discussion.
Govt. of India launched NIPUN (National Initiative for Proficiency in Reading with Understanding and Numeracy) Bharat on 5th July 2021 under the aegis of the centrally sponsored scheme of Samagra Shiksha. The vision of NIPUN Bharat Mission is to create an enabling environment to ensure the universal acquisition of foundational literacy and numeracy (FNL), so that every child achieves the desired learning competencies in reading, writing, and numeracy by the end of Grade 3 by 2026-27.
Bharti Foundation encourages teachers nationwide to seize this opportunity for personal and professional growth. Educators can engage in stimulating discussions, gain fresh insights, and contribute to a nationwide movement for transformative education by participating in Teachers’ Summer Fest. Let’s unite to celebrate and empower our teachers for their invaluable contributions to society.
Expressing her excitement towards the initiative, Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Foundation, Mamta Saikia, said:
Bharti Foundation has been relentlessly working to make quality education available to underprivileged children, especially girls. With many flagship programs, TheTeacherApp’s Summer Fest is another initiative towards our goal of ensuring quality education by empowering school learners, teachers and educationists. We aim to target 10,000+ teachers across India.
The Teachers’ Summer Fest will be conducted virtually on TheTeacherApp, making it accessible to a broader audience. A new tab will be created on TheTeacherApp exclusively for Teachers’ Summer Fest, followed by a calendar/journey of upcoming events: Webinars, Quizzes, Polls, competitions etc.
The webinars will be held by experts who will share their knowledge and insights on various topics related to the theme- Theatre and Storytelling. The webinars will follow an interactive format, with participants having the opportunity to involve and engage in discussions, polls and quizzes. The webinars will be recorded and made available on TAPP. Quizzes and Happy Polls are to be launched on TAPP for teachers in alignment with the fest’s theme—rewards and Recognition in the form of certificates and exciting prizes.
By bringing together passionate educators from diverse regions, Teachers’ Summer Fest will create a vibrant community committed to enhancing our country’s education quality.
Started its operations in 2000, Bharti Foundation implements and supports programs in primary, secondary and higher education. Since 2006, the flagship Satya Bharti School Program has been providing free quality education to thousands of underprivileged children in 173 schools in rural India across five states, with a focus on the girl child. The impact of quality education has been widened by transferring this program’s learning and good practices to more than 3 lakh students studying in 808 partnering government schools across 11 States/UTs, through Satya Bharti Quality Support Program (QSP), since 2013.
The Foundation has recently launched a new initiative, TheTeacherApp, one of the country’s most innovative technology solutions for teachers and educators. Satya Bharti Abhiyan, the sanitation initiative started in 2014 till 2021, has benefitted 2,19,872 beneficiaries by improving sanitation conditions in the districts of Punjab, providing access to toilets and fostering behavioural change in communities. It has meaningfully impacted more than 2 million children through its education programs this year.