Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad, the implementing agency for Samagra Shiksha under the Government of Haryana, has partnered with Magic Bus India Foundation, a leading education and skilling non-profit, to upskill government school teachers to deliver life skills education, in Panchkula, Gurugram, and Yamuna Nagar of Haryana.
Through its teacher-led program, Magic Bus India Foundation will train approximately 1400 teachers to benefit 80,000 adolescents across 700 government schools. These teachers will then effectively impart 21st century life skills including self-awareness, self-management, collaboration, empathy, decision-making, problem-solving, communication, negotiation, assertiveness, and adaptability to adolescents from 6th to 10th grade.
Government of Haryana has placed a strong emphasis on providing skill-based education, multi-disciplinary learning, and holistic development of adolescents which is in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. With most of the schools in the state being government-run and catering to a majority of the adolescent population, this partnership marks a significant milestone.
Sanjay Kumar, Consultant, Haryana School Shiksha Pariyojna Parishad said, “Haryana is strongly aligned with the implementation of National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 and we believe that empowering young minds with the right skills is the key to unlocking their potential and creating a brighter future. The partnership with Magic Bus India Foundation is a significant step towards providing life skills education to our adolescents, enabling them to become self-reliant and contributing members of the society. We are committed to working closely with Magic Bus India Foundation to drive positive change in the lives of our young people.”
Jayant Rastogi, Global CEO, Magic Bus India Foundation said, “Through our partnership with the Government of Haryana, we look forward to taking Magic Bus India Foundation’s rich experience in life skills education to the teachers and adolescents of Haryana. Education is the most powerful tool that can help young people break the cycle of poverty, and we aim to equip adolescents with necessary 21st Century life skills to help them navigate life and its challenges. Together, we are laying the foundation for a more equitable and prosperous society, where every young person has the opportunity to realize their full potential.”