“Health is wealth”; this famous adage holds very true, especially in this fast paced world, where stress gets the better of us, and we tend to ignore our well-being; however, sometimes, lack of adequate awareness also leads to health issues; both these aspects: health and awareness are vital for the development of communities.
There are many crossroads in life- that we all know, but standing on one, trying to make the best decision possible, at that point in time, may not always be an easy one, especially if it pertains to weaving a career. Embarking on a career and building on it requires many elements that catalyse to compound the professional life, one of which is consistent upskilling and learning.
Adversities bring the best out in us. Though we may have heard this quote many times, the actual depth of the adage becomes more significant when either experienced personally, or when brought in touch with someone, whose life’s journey is the epitome of all that this saying entails. Reena’s story is one such inspiration. All of 14 years, she is the youngest in her family, with two siblings – one elder sister and one brother. Her father is a truck driver in Delhi, and an alcoholic; her mother is a house wife, who lives in a village in Bihar, along with her son, Reena’s brother. In addition to taking care of her father and herself, Reena is responsible for managing the household chores too. The day’s demands render her tired by evening, as a result of which she is unable to even cook at times. Seeing other mothers feed their family brings up a feeling of nostalgia in her, and she passionately tries to explain how much she misses her mom, and even her brother. The young girl has been living in Delhi (Ghazipur slum) since the past 9 years; she got enrolled in Panchi.
Pranab Mondal, a young computer teacher, 29 years of age,
teaches in a government school located at North 24 Parganas,
some 30 kilometers from the India-Bangladesh border; he has
been teaching here since September, 2017, under the ICT@
Schools initiative commenced by the West Bengal government,
and implemented by IETS.
Skill development classes held in Balayogi Gurukulam school, in Nuzvid of Krishna district, are favourite among students for it provides them a platform to explore the world of creative expression, communication skills, analytical thinking and information technology.
A new book The Fourth Education Revolution: Will Artificial Intelligence Liberate or Infantilise humanity? (2018), co-authored by Sir Anthony Seldon and Oladimeji Abidoye, is creating waves within the community of educators worldwide. It predicts that artificial intelligence will create ‘holographic teachers’, who will ‘individuate’ learning for every child. Earlier, Seldon, one of the world’s most authoritative commentators on education, and a well-known writer of contemporary political biographies, had made a time-bound prediction that within ten years, school teachers will lose their traditional role and effectively become little more than classroom assistants, as the technological revolution sweeps aside old notions of education.
Introduction of the computer through the ICT@Schools project has made a world of difference to financially-challenged school students of Ashoknagar Vidyasagar Bani Bhaban High School, Kolkata.
IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited (IL&FS Education) is the social infrastructure arm of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), a leading financial Institution of India, mandated to look after Education, Employability and Employment (3Es) initiatives, around which the business canvas, including large scale Public Private Partnership initiatives, has been designed.
IL&FS Education & Technology Services Limited (IL&FS Education) is the social infrastructure arm of Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS), a leading financial Institution of India, mandated to look after Education, Employability and Employment (3Es) initiatives. It was this initiative of nurturing the human capital by building Education, Employability and Employment that IL&FS Education won the prestigious 53rd Skoch Award (bronze) for Corporate Excellence.
News-National Skills Network-20181008-Learn English anytime, anywhere with EnglishBolo from IL&FS Education
Technology – enabled language learning is the easiest way to improve proficiency, anytime, anywhere, like in the case of learning English. Now, with the convenience of mobile apps, you can pick up new skills and practice them at your ease, while at work or at leisure. EnglishBolo, designed by IL&FS Education, in collaboration with US based EdTech company English Helper, is a solution that offers a blended approach. It is targeted at employed youth, who would like to improve their English and excel in their professional and personal lives. Let’s know more about EnglishBolo…