Reliance Foundation has signed a multiyear collaboration agreement with Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), an India-based private teacher certification enterprise that is taking rapid strides within and beyond India, in its work towards creating career opportunities, rewards and recognition for teaching.
As part of the collaboration, Reliance Foundation has become the Principal Sponsor for CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad, an annual national competition for teachers, the 4th edition for which registration will be accepted till November 26th, 2018.
The exams will be held on December 8th, 2018 (Saturday), in 46 cities across India as well as in Dubai and Abu Dhabi at CENTA designated venues.
Teaching Professionals' Olympiad 2018 is available in 21 subject tracks from Primary to Senior Secondary; while the Middle school, Secondary and Senior Secondary tracks are currently available in English medium, the Primary School test track is available in English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu mediums.
1000 winners of this national competition can now look forward to Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards - each including a cash prize and citation.
Reliance as a group has multiple initiatives in education domain - ed-tech platform Jio Embibe, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Reliance Foundation Schools, upcoming Jio University, etc. With this collaboration, Reliance Foundation aims to support the key stakeholders in the ecosystem - i.e. Teachers.
Reliance Foundation aims to leverage on digital platforms (like group company platform Jio Embibe) to provide opportunities for professional development for teachers and work with CENTA's TPO initiative aimed at making teaching an aspirational profession and thereby impacting the quality of education. Reliance Foundation aims to help CENTA TPO, which is already run nationwide, scale to the next level and expand its reach to enable wider participation from teachers across the country.
"Reliance Foundation aims to support innovative sustainable solutions to address India's most pressing developmental challenges, education being one of them. Teachers play a central role in delivery of quality of education and technology helps to scale such educational initiatives," said Director Reliance Foundation, Isha Ambani.
"Our Foundation is keen to leverage on technology and digital platforms to empower India's teachers to enhance their capabilities and reward their contributions which is critical for nation building. Our partnership with CENTA TPO reflects our commitment to support the platforms that help recognize and reward teachers," added Isha Ambani.
"We see participation from a wide range of segments - new to experienced school teachers, principals, tuition teachers, B.Ed. students, fellows and volunteers in education, and others simply interested in teaching. Participants come from both private and government schools, and from all boards - CBSE, ICSE, State boards, IB, IGCSE and so on," said CENTA's founder and CEO, Ramya Venkataraman.
"The support of Reliance Foundation gives this initiative a huge impetus and allows us to both reach and reward many more teachers, therefore boosting the pride of the profession as a whole," added Venkataraman.
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