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Wednesday, 09 December 2020 | Pioneer

Free education initiative in Uttar Pradesh

The Global Classroom Private Limited (GCPL) and Global Education and Training Institute (GETI) is launching the first Global Dream Shaala, an initiative for providing free education to out of school children starting with Uttar Pradesh on the December 10, 2020.

The literacy programme is the first-of-its-kind exponentially scalable model that aims at making people literate using the Global Dream Toolkit which is a vastly alternative way of teaching that accelerates learning.

It has two-fold objective of firstly providing an education to the children who are out of school and secondly to make adults literate. As education has become inaccessible during the Pandemic, Dr Sunita Gandhi has approached this with a unique strategy to provide functional literacy to the masses.

The lessons have in-built tests developed to assess whether the student is learning and progressing before they moving further. Each new step is a natural progression of the previous lesson. This allows learning to be personalised.

A learner knows exactly where they are in the learning journey, and they can always go back and review a previous lesson. The programme also includes the teaching of English and it is available in 13 Indian languages including Urdu.

Scholarship for Class XII Students

The Indian School of Business and Finance (ISBF) announced the opening of registrations for the 2020-2021 edition of The Power of Why Challenge (POWC), a unique scholarship programme for Class XII students. The challenge will be held in two rounds over a month, following which two winners will be awarded with a 50% waiver on ISBF’s tuition fees for the LSE undergraduate programmes.

Dr Jitin Chadha, founder-director of ISBF, said: “The POWC is a unique challenge with the purpose of ensuring that merit gets the encouragement and financial support. I urge Class XII students to participate.”

Registration Link: https://www.isbf.edu.in/bsc-undergraduate-courses/the-power-of-why-challenge/.

All india korean language speech contest

The Korean Cultural Centre India organised 13th All India Korean Language Speech Contest online in which 32 shortlisted candidates participated amongst 128 participants from 11 Korean language institute.

The participants in each level, beginner (9), intermediate (15), advanced (8) performed their speeches with each given titles — Korean culture which I love, My second mother tongue, Korean, and Korea and I meeting in Corona age. This year, for the first time, Q&A session was introduced for advanced level.

Shin Bong-kil, the ambassador of the Embassy of the Republic of Korea said ‘I am glad that even in the difficult situation caused by Corona the event happened online. Thanks to Indian people`s special love for Korean language. President Moon Jae-in had earlier mentioned his gratitude on the adaptation of Korean Language as the new second language in National Education Policy. I expect all participants to perform as the bridge between Korean and India in future.

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