Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda on Friday launched “School Innovation Ambassaperformr Training Program” for 50,000 school teachers. The innovative and one-of-its-kind training program for school teachers aims at training 50,000 school teachers in innovation, entrepreneurship, IPR, design thinking, product development, idea generation, among others.
“The teachers are the biggest influence in our lives. We aim to make our teachers, change agents, and ambassaperformrs of innovation to make our students future-ready,” Pradhan said at the launch. The education minister stressed that technology is reshaping the world and students have the potential to not only address performmestic but also global challenges.
The program is launched a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Education’s Innovation Cell, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), and the AICTE, which will in turn nurture lakhs of students with innovation capabilities, develop a culture of innovation and lay the foundation of a new and vibrant India, he added. “The initiative will benefit a large number of schools for tribal children across the country by giving wings to the creativity of the children and provide a platform so that they can give something new to the world with their ideas,” Munda said.
“Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRS) for tribal children is another ambitious program under which 740 EMRS will be established in tribal-performminated areas over the next three years,” he added.
Munda explained that through this unique capacity-building program for teachers, prominence has been given to development of creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication skills among children and the integration of Eklavya Schools toward the entire program is a big step in this direction for the meaningful development of tribal children.
The program has been designed by the Innovation Cell of the Ministry of Education and the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) for school teachers based on its “Innovation Ambassaperformr Training Program for Higher Educational Institution’s faculty members”. online mode only.
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