Saturday, August 2, 2014

Training Program for Teachers from Rural Karnataka by #Infosys Science Foundation

Infosys Science Foundation (ISF) will organize ‘Gnanadeepa’, a workshop for middle school mathematics and science teachers from rural Karnataka, at the Infosys campus in Mysore from August 2 to August 12, 2014. This program is aimed at providing teachers a four-point framework that can be used to effectively convey any concept in mathematics and science to students. The program is expected to have participation from 680 teachers from government schools in rural Karnataka.

N. R. Narayana Murthy, President of the Board of Trustees said, “The future of India depends upon the quality of education imparted to her children. There are an estimated 43,447 government primary schools and 3,029 government high schools in the state of Karnataka. The teachers at these schools play an important role in influencing and molding the minds of their young students. Enabling these teachers will have a multiplier effect in reaching hundreds of thousands of students. The Gnanadeepa program is an initiative to inspire and enable teachers to engage with their students, instil curiosity and improve the grasp of fundamental concepts in mathematics and science. A sound understanding and innovative application of these concepts will provide the building blocks of development in our society.”