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Saturday, July 26, 2008

TEACH INDIA


"KNOWLEDGE IS POWER" ...and to empower the downtrodden, "education"--- our only tool. For education allows one to do what he must rather than do what he can. Of course, education is just not about books...books after all just make you literate, but they are a good stepping stone towards wholesome education. In this regard, no praise is worthy enough for The Times of India's latest nation building initiative "TEACH INDIA". This is a social initiative that brings together children in need of education and people who can contribute a little time towards teaching them.


Launched initially in Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and Delhi the project aims to reach the remotest corners of the country in the near future. The initiative is asking it's volunteers for just 2-hr shifts at their own preferred time and location...the shifts ranging from just 2 shifts a week to five or six depending on the volunteer's choice.


TEACH INDIA aims to help undereducated children through a slew of programmes including basic education, support classes and story telling. The response to the initiative has been tremendous to say the least with more than 55,000 individual volunteers signing up for the cause in just 11 days. Also, a number of top level corporate houses have joined the initiative thereby lending more solid support to this humble cause.


But as they say, there's never enough goodness...so let this be a plea from my side to all of you wonderful people of bloggerville...please encourage this initiative in every which way you can...if you are in one of the above mentioned four cities please volunteer for the initiative if you haven't already...ask your friends, relatives, colleagues, neighbors, etc to come forth and strengthen the initiative...four hours a week is too small a price for the impartment of education to the uneducated children of our country...for once my friends, we have a chance to contribute to the development of our society, our nation...let this not go to waste.


MOTTO:-

Education here isn't something which lets a child get to the next class...but to a future free of poverty and deprivation.


P.S. Guys, am really sorry for not commenting on all your wonderful posts...but was a bit down, please forgive me!!!



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31 eulogies: on "TEACH INDIA"

Sachi said...

Education here...AAAAAAAAAAAAAA....
u have seen my blog...my daily struggle to get those subj..elective seems like selective...
And I just hope this Teach India thing works. I too read about it but the first thought that came into my mind was, one more failure! Keep on tryin'!
I know am sounding bad but am too angry with the system.....

Sachi said...

Anyways leave my anger, how you doin' now?
Wish you health n jaldi se joining :D
Tk Care!

Nits said...

hmm..well im very well aware of this initiative, good work...i heard the other day that it had enlisted more than 55,000 volunteers, which is a big number in itself!
i wonder if one literate individual can atleast reach out to 10 underpreviliged kids, what would 55,000 people do!
hope you are feeling good now! :-)

Keshi said...

ur not forgiven, not cos u hvnt been in blogville, but cos u think we r pissed cos of it. lol HUGS!

Education is useless if there's no sense.


Keshi.

comfortably numb said...

@Sachi
v all r frustrated wid d system...but u know what...if through this initiative I cud touch even just one child's life positively, that wud be just awesome!!!
n btw...am fine, i wasnt down health wise as such...bad mood tha.

comfortably numb said...

@anindita
thnx dear
@all
guys i wasnt down health wise as such....bad mood syndrome rather!!!

comfortably numb said...

@keshi
u r too sweet:)...u r ryt, u gys r too wonderful to be pissed off @ me:)
n aptly said!!!

rantravereflect/ jane said...

:)
yeah it's a real good initiative..
but if it's just a maraketing gimmick that sours with time and increased sales, it'd be a bad 'over-the-top' thing..

let's hope it really educates and puts poverty outta sight :)


sooo ya outta the bad mood syndrome?

brocasarea said...

nice initiative there!..aprr their efforts!...
lets see how does it get implemented!...

Sachi said...

:) achha nahi yaad dilaongi...I am happy u werent down with health. Sorry for misinterpretation. Aur mood ka kya hai...shud have blogged everything...

Btw..I know it takes a lot of effort to educate people but once started it ain't big. Ask me, am part of such a *not at all* famous yet healthy org.

d SINNER!!! said...

eh! good one...

but I've a list of complaints then...

the concept has been taken from some other such program that I know about. Those people have been working hard since years and it seems like the volunteers they deserved would now go to Times...

Times also has the aid of so many brands which too are deserved by them, but alas, things have way more difficult for them just because Times is a big name and whatever they have done at the grass root level would be forgotten or ignored...

Macadamia The Nut said...

It always feels great to see people focus on things more important than the size of Kareena Kapoor's butt.
Sigh! Bad comparison.. btu I can't help feeling irritated by the media's focus on triviality

This one, on the other hand.. is GREAT!
And kudos to you for spreading the word

P.S. *hugs* Feel better soon

comfortably numb said...

@jane
I attended its 1st orientation programme....doesnt seem to be a gimmick...lets see how it pans out!!!

comfortably numb said...

@neha
in fact TIMES has joined with some of those orgs who were already implementing this n is now hoping to carry everyone towards implementing it on a large scale

solo said...

hey i signed up fr the teach india deal too...

bt i really wonder wat will happen three months later... wat happens when u r through with teaching the kids? who will continue then? how will they continue?

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