To mark the occasion of Teachers’ Day this year made unique by Covid19 pandemic, Ampersand Group early this week launched a Pan-India campaign as a mark of gratitude to teachers for their contribution in ensuring continuity of education during the COVID-19 pandemic.
#ThankYouTeachercampaign was launched across Balwadis, Anganwadis, pre-schools (ECCE centres) and Adarsh Schools that are under the aegis of state governments and state government municipal bodies but run through public-private partnerships (PPP) with education institutions powered by Ampersand group.
The #ThankYouTeachercampaign entailed students and teachers sharing photos and videos as mark of their gratitude. In addition, a ‘Plant a Tree’initiative was also held, under which students planted a tree with the name of a teacher on it. Self-shot videos and photographs of drawings, craft, song, poems, and other artistic creations dedicated to their teachers were also shared by students.
This initiative covered over 700 Balwadis under the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai, which achieved a total outreach of 20,000 students, 25 Angan wadis under the Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD) in Nashik (in Maharashtra)that was extended to over 600 students. Further, around 5000 students were covered under the programmes initiated across schools of Hubble Adarsh School in Punjab.
Elaborating the Teachers’ Day initiative Vinesh Menon,CEO –Education, Skilling & Consultancy Services, Ampersand Group said,“Teachers were, are and will always be the pivot around whom a student’s life will be nurtured. Our campaign on this day is a bit special. Apart from our gratitude to all the teachers for contributing selflessly and tirelessly to the betterment of students, the Ampersand group recognises all teachers who have moved away from their comfort zone and rose up to the occasion to ensure education continuity during the COVID 19 pandemic that unfortunately shut off access for children to schoolst.”