Punjab Private Schools Organisation (PPSO) has partnered with Limited Resource Teachers Training (LRTT), a UK based educational non government organisation (NGO), to conduct educational exchange program in its 9 schools in Patiala district of Rajpura, Punjab, from August 11 to August 27, 2014. A meeting, in this regard, was held at Amb Sahib Gurudwara in SAS Nagar on Sunday.
Under the educational exchange program, a team of 15 people, including 2 group leaders, 12 fellows (trained and skilled UK teachers) and 1 filmmaker will closely observe and train about 100 teachers from 9 low cost private schools in Rajpura.
LRTT training workshops equip teachers with innovative, modern, tested strategies to improve learning for all students.
PPSO secretary general Tejpaul Singh said this exchange program was first of its kind initiative for low cost private schools in the region. He added that trained, qualified and experienced teachers from several cities of England were part of the team.
He said whereas government of Punjab was spending crores of rupees in sending government teachers to Canada for training; PPSO had been able to get the international training for its teachers in Punjab, virtually at no cost. LRTT had been managing all the cost of training.
PPSO president Didar Singh Dhindsa said through this exchange program, PPSO wanted its schools and teachers to learn global education standards and provide global education to students of Punjab.
Tom Greenwood and Kristopher Dunn from LRTT said through this exchange program, Indian teachers would get world-class training, whereas LRTT fellows would get firsthand experience of working low cost schools in India, which would have a dramatic impact on their teaching practice back in the UK. So it was a win-win situation for both.