Volunteers pour in to teach school students in MP

  • Milind R Lashkari, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Jan 03, 2016 16:08 IST
A snapshot of Vidhyadaan website.

Vidhyadaan, a noble initiative by Indore district school education department and civil society organisations seeking volunteers for teaching students from Class 5-8, has started getting registrations from people belonging to different educational backgrounds.

Sources said 288 people have registered themselves for fellowship, while 729 belonging to different qualification backgrounds have registered themselves as volunteers through the website.

Out of 288 registration for fellowship, 105 candidates (36.46%) have shown interest to teach students of Class 8, followed by 72 (25%) ready to teach students of Class 5.

Of 729 volunteers, 128 candidates belong to engineering backgrounds, followed by 72 people who have completed their Masters courses in Science.

Indore divisional commissioner Sanjay Dubey launched the initiative on December 18 to bring desirous individuals to educate students up to Class 8 in government-run schools in the district.

About 225 government schools (middle and primary) operate in Indore district.

Indore divisional joint director (school education) OL Mandloi said many people who registered themselves for fellowship or for voluntary service, appeared before a team chaired by the commissioner for the screening procedure on Friday. Later, they visited government schools.

“Team members held subject-wise interactions with registered candidates. On the first day, we called those who wanted to teach English,” the joint director said.

“We invited those willing to teach Math on the second day, while those wanting to teach Science and Social science were called on the third day,” he added.

“Since only three months are left for the current academic session, volunteers could register themselves for only three months this year, which will be operational from January 1, 2016. But we expect a larger turnout in the next academic session. This initiative will hopefully bring big changes in teaching at government schools in the district,” Mandloi said.

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