This campaign will support the training of 100 Primary School Teachers in State-run Teacher Training Institutes through Humana People to People India's (HPPI) flagship Necessary Teacher Training Programme (NeTT). The campaign is targeted towards effective training of student-teachers enrolled in teacher training institute at Gorakhpur, in north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. The NeTT Programme trains teachers in student-centric teaching methodologies through innovative classroom structures.
Gorakhpur is one of the most gravely effected districts when it comes to poor quality of Primary Education, due to absenteeism, lack of incentives and low standards in Teacher Education. In spite of higher enrollment in schools under the Right to Education Act by Government of India, the learning outcomes are still bleak in government schools due to poorly qualified teachers. The majority of the poor and marginalized populations in India is dependent on free schooling to secure a better future.
The training of 100 student-teachers through this campaign will lead to overall development of approximately 50.000 students enrolled in more than 100 schools of rural Gorakhpur, and ensure that these students receive their rightful quality education to build a strong foundation of life and decisively break through the despairing cycle of poverty that they are born into.
Uttar Pradesh is a state with alarmingly low Human Development Index. Primary Education is essential to allow children to go on to pursue continuous education and development, as well as lead a healthy and enriching life. Statistics show that with every additional year of schooling future income will rise with 10%. Teachers trained under the NeTT Programme, will serve as a catalyst for change throughout their working life as teachers, impacting not only their students but also their communities.