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.
For the third year in a row, and for the second year in a row working with Chow Tai Fook as our corporate partner, Touch A Life presents 'Books for Change'.
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!