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EdTech Startup LIDO hiring senior citizens as tutors for middle school students

Lido Learning, an Indian EdTech start-up, is aiming to hire over 500 senior citizens as teachers in the next few months. The selected teachers would undergo a free 5-day training to deepen their knowledge and have them ready to teach online. The expertise of senior citizens in Science, Maths and English will be used to expand its small group face-to-face …

UNODC engages youth, educators confined by COVID-19 on Peace, SDGs

More than 1.5 billion children and youth are currently out of school or university, representing 87 per cent of the world’s enrolled student population. In addition, over 60 million teachers are no longer in the classroom.  Responding to this unprecedented situation, UNODC Regional Office for South Asia has launched the ‘Lockdown Learners’ series of online engagement with students and educators in India …

‘Padhai Par Lockdown Nahi’ campaign for rural children by Marico

To reinforce its brand value and add cause of education to its Nihar Shanti Amla brand, beauty and wellness major, Marico has been supporting various education initiatives particularly for rural India. Continuing with this initiative, the company has launched a special campaign ‘Padhai Par Lockdown Nahi’  whereby it has combined some of its earlier initiatives and also partnered with AAS Vidyalaya to make other subjects …

ROLLS-ROYCE opens its digital academy for free training

Rolls-Royce is publishing, for free, its world-class digital skills training programme to help people and businesses around the world prepare for a potentially digital-centric recovery from COVID-19. Bringing together its trusted training partners and platforms, the first suite of courses includes introductions to data science, artificial intelligence, machine learning, coding and digital culture. Courses range from ‘bitesize’ 20-minute sessions, to …

The pandemic response and changes have given us a glimpse of how school education could change in the long term

By: Shobha Mishra Ghosh, Asst. Secretary General, FICCI In the current scenario, India has become the second largest market for e-learning after the US. Users of online education in India are expected to reach 9.5 million by 2021 from 1.9 million in 2017-18. With the current outbreak these estimates will overpass all such estimates. On its part, FICCI, under the …

Free e-Books for mental well-being during pandemic

The Department of Mental Health and Behavioral Sciences at Fortis Healthcare has published a free e-reader kindle book, ‘Don’t worry! Here’s how you can keep your mind fit during a pandemic.’ The book is aimed at helping people to better manage their mental health during the COVID – 19 lockdown. Conceptualized by Dr. Samir Parikh, Director of the Department of Mental Health …

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