Education has only one purpose: to equip the young for tomorrow. Over the last few decades, technology has made immense changes to human life. We are literally going through a new revolution - "the digital revolution". Slowly and steadily, we are revamping our education system, which till now seemed to have been stuck a few hundred years in the past. If we are going to be the teachers of new generations then we have to become proactive in learning these technologies.
Teacher-preparation programs provide "educators-to-be" with the tools, mentors, and hands-on experience they will need. It is imperative for veteran teachers to have ongoing and regular opportunities to learn from each other. Ongoing professional development keeps teachers up-to-date on new research on how children learn, emerging technology tools for the classroom, new curriculum resources, and much more.
The best professional development can be provided through ongoing, experimental, collaborative, and connective ways of working - we hope that our training camp encourages this among teachers, students, and learning support staff through the use of technology and our platform!
Books For Change was the very first project initiated by the Founders of Touch A Life, even before Touch A Life was established. With an under 30% attendance ratio in Secondary Education of the poorest 20% and with the lack of financial support to education from grade 8 and onwards, children in Maharashtra are deprived of their right to education. We believe that books are the doorway to a world of knowledge and power.
A new aspect in our project is the use of tremendous technology in the system by bringing entire system over the ERP, so that we can carry out entire activity in a coordinated manner. When we showcased our technology with Mr. Kent Wong of Chow Tai Fook, he was impressed with the same and he happily accepted our invitation to become our corporate partner for Books for Change 2019.
Kent Wong puts forward his comment as follows:
“Upholding the spirit of “Do Good Feel Good”, we share Touch A Life’s belief in empowering children towards the betterment of the society. We truly hope that our support on “Books for Change” can serve as an encouragement to the underprivileged children and youths in India to pursue their dreams”
Technology plays an integral role in determining the success of any type of organisation. In order to ensure efficiency in systems, an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System is necessary - to manage information, resources, etc.
The kind of operations efficiency Touch A Life aims for is as close to a 100% conversate rate of 'money coming to resources reaching the students' as possible. As a result, Touch A Life has developed our ERP system in such a way that all data of students (including acadmic records, attendance) QR based ID card numbers, teachers, schools, donors, vendors, etc. are included. All the data is systematically captured and reports of projects / events can be extracted as per specific requirement.
Once system is in place, everyone involved under the system can be assured of the best benefit for sponsors, donors and ultimate Donee. Teachers can now login to know the prospective beneficial programmes of Touch A Life and to manage their affairs in a better manner so that they can reach out to Foundation or sponsors to highlight certain issues and its resolutions thereof in a best possible manner. Apart from this, other participants such as volunteers and NGO can also login to the portal to know about their role, responsibility, performance and future assignments with respect to schools and their students.
Touch A Life has successfully took an initiative to bring the light to the lives of rural children.
We introduced a new campaign that brought us closer to a world where there is absolutely limited access to health and education facilities available. We wish for a world where every child is educated, healthy and happy.
With an under 30% attendance ratio in Secondary Education of the poorest 20% and with the lack of financial support to education from grade 8 and onwards, children in Maharashtra are deprived of their right to education. We believe that books are the doorway to a world of knowledge and power.