Posted by: greatfoundation | December 19, 2011

MoM held with Volunteers on 26th Nov 2011 at 10 am in Ghorpadi High School.

MoM held with Volunteers on 26th Nov 2011 at 10 am in Ghorpadi High School.

Members present:

Dr. Viney Kirpal

Mrs Utpala Joshi

Mr. Aviral

Mr. Inderpreet Singh

Mr Prateek

Ms Jaslene Bawa


Dr Viney Kirpal, described the visit of the team from Azim Premji Foundation, Bangalore to meet the Principals and teachers of the schools and evaluate their training needs. The team was visiting on the invitation of GREAT Foundation. After visiting the three high schools and four Primary schools it emerged that:

  • There is no in-service training for Primary School Principals and teachers.
  • The Primary school student’s concepts were very weak. The high school teacher’s complaint was that because of this, they did not know whether to complete the syllabus or to develop the student’s basics first.
  • All the teachers expressed readiness to be trained.

In light of the above, Dr. Kirpal felt it was necessary to review the level at which volunteers should teach for best results and benefit to the students. (Action: another meeting with volunteers will be called one week before the SSC preparatory holidays to take a call on this matter).

Until the next meeting volunteer teaching may continue as at present.

Further, Dr. Kirpal reported the main recommendation of the Advisory Board of GREAT Foundation to focus on employability skills such as soft skills training of the students of Std VIII, IX, X, XI and XII. This would prepare the students for easier entry into good jobs.   Action: Dr Kirpal requested volunteers to explore if any corporate house trainers would like to volunteer for such training.

The meeting ended with thanks to all the members.


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