Illiteracy, the original bane ripping through the country since time immemorial, is presently considered the most compelling factor demanding attention from people across boundaries in the country. Our endeavors take us to Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, where we are a witness to a unique model of education practice which has attracted our attention.
Varanasi, a religious hub in the northern part of India, also considered the cultural capital of India, is miles away from even achieving cognizance of what education would provide their children.
Everything from text books to chatting with a teacher can be done online, so why not move school study halls to the web? A recent survey predicts that 2012-2013 school year will see the rise of online study halls by students who want to enhance their education with digital content and more online collaboration.
She was like any other homemaker till she happened to see an advertisement that called for volunteers to assist visually challenged students. Ms Padmavathy Anand resigned the Central government job to take care of her two children.
But after a few years when the kids were able to manage their own, Padmavathy decided to do her bit to society and volunteered as a scribe and a reader for visually impaired students. “I joined Prerana Helpline Foundation that works for the visually challenged students. It has been eight years now and all the students have become my good friends.
Those who wish to have a taste of student life in US will benefit greatly by visiting the American Education Expo, to be held in the city on Feb.10. Organized by the International Student Network and the U.S. Department of Commerce, the expo will be held in Chennai, at Hotel Park Sheraton and is open 5pm to 8 pm. It will feature 20 top American colleges and universities that are eager to admit Indian students to increase campus diversity. The colleges are offering majors courses in Computer Engineering, Pharmaceutical & Chemical Engineering, Business Administration, etc.
November 9, 2011
Promoting International Education Week, which begins November 14th, the U.S. Consulate General in Chennai is launching 20 for 2020: Celebrating the Shared Educational Goals of the U.S. and India. Twenty Officers from the U.S. Consulate will speak to students at 20 institutions in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and Pondicherry to highlight our shared commitment to education.
International Education Week is an opportunity to celebrate the mutual benefits of education and exchange worldwide. This joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education is part of our efforts to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from India and other countries to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States.