Thursday, August 10, 2017

Haryana Govt signs MoU with LLF

The Haryana Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Language and Learning Foundation (LLF), New Delhi, for capacity building of resource persons in the teaching of Hindi in primary schools of the state.
          The MOU was signed in the presence of Mr. P.K.Das, Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, Dr. Dhir Jhingran, Executive Director and representative of LLF, and Dr. S.S.Phulia, State Project Director. It would be valid for three years on pro bono basis. 
          Disclosing the rationale behind and objectives of the MoU, Mr. P.K.Das said it would enhance professional skills of teachers and improve teaching/ learning practices in early grades. The core objective of this intervention is to strengthen the academic support that can be provided by the state resource persons, including the BRPs, ABRCs and others to Hindi teachers, he said.
          Children studying in government schools are not learning to read and write with complete understanding. Language and literacy skills are not well developed by the end of Grade 3. This is evident from the different achievement surveys conducted in recent years. 
          With a view to improving conceptual knowledge and skills of children various activities such as Joyful Saturday and introduction of Skill Passbooks for all students in schools have been started.
          The main focus of the MOU will be to build the capacity of state resource persons in terms of conceptual knowledge and classroom practice to effectively support the teachers in the process of literacy and language development in early grades, and to implement developed literacy package in the state, Mr Das added.
          After signing the MoU, Dr. Jhingran said the LLF would raise about Rs 2.75 crore from external agencies for investing in schools/teachers in Haryana. The main target group of the project would be BRP, ABRCs and other officials in the state.
          The intervention would also reach out to teachers as direct intervention. The total number of expected participants is 450 (250 resource group + 200 teachers). The intervention will demonstrate school level change in the teaching-learning process of language and literacy in 200 schools, he added.

1 comment:

Suraj Kumar said...

This is a good step and it is expected that there shall be some change in schools and mindset of the teachers.