Marico Limited signs a MoU with Government of Madhya Pradesh

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Nihar Shanti Pathshala Funwala initiative

Furthers its teacher empowerment initiative with an aim to impact 16 Lakh children and empower 80,000 teachers in the state by 2022

Bhopal: Marico Limited has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Madhya Pradesh to introduce a Teacher Empowerment Programme under its Nihar Shanti Pathshala Funwala initiative. In line with the brand’s commitment to enable children’s education, this initiative aims to equip government school teachers with a unique teaching pedagogy and an innovative approach, thereby enabling them to teach English in an improved manner.

The MoU was signed by Smt. Jaishri Kiyavat (IAS), Commissioner Rajya Shiksha Kendra of Madhya Pradesh.

The programme, which is being implemented in association with an NGO partner ‘LeapForWord’ will empower government school teachers in English language teaching pedagogy and support them with quality training material and improved in-class teaching experience. The highly structured, modular and measurable programme will aid them with the right know-how to quickly grasp English language. The programme is offered free of cost and will provide high quality digital training material to strengthen the school teachers’ capacity. This is enhancing usability of the current curriculum and will act as a catalyst in improving Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) and National Achievement Survey (NAS) scores.

With an aim to increase the English literacy rate among students as well as create a scalable and sustainable model that benefits the whole state, the programme has been initially launched in Bhopal zone – covering 5 districts. In the subsequent phase, it will be expanded to additional nine administrative zones thereby covering 52 districts overall.

Speaking about the initiative, Udayraj Prabhu, Executive Vice President – Business Process Transformation & IT at Marico Limited says, “Marico Limited’s Nihar Naturals Shanti Pathshala Funwala has always championed the cause of enabling children’s education. Through our association with the Government of Madhya Pradesh, we aim to align with and support the state’s efforts towards quality education by empowering teachers with a unique teaching pedagogy. We intend to benefit more than 16 lakh students through 80,000 teachers in the state by 2022.”

 Over the last seven years, Nihar Shanti Amla has remained true to its purpose of providing underprivileged children with opportunities and access to education, contributing 5% of its profits towards the same. Under its Nihar Shanti Paathshala Funwala initiative, the brand has been actively running various programmes such as Digital Classrooms, Teacher Training, WhatsApp based Teacher Empowerment Program to further its cause of supporting children’s education. The flagship initiative is crafted and technologically enabled to be scaled across India’s Hindi speaking states.

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