First just to note images take a few hours to load from here which I just realised hence multiple posts of 'Arrived' etc. from yesterday... The following images are of SIAB in a Teach For India Class in a primary school in Chennai.
This morning I met with Srini Swaminathan director of Teach For India (TFI) in Chennai and we visited two schools which was a wonderful and enlightening experience. I also visited the offices of TFI and met some of the staff there. Srini explained... TFI is part of a global network working for fairness in education across the world. The 'Fellows' who work as full-time teachers are some of India's most promising graduates and they sign-up for two years to work with TFI. The TFI classrooms are geared to teach all subjects that are part of the national curriculum with a strong emphasis on English. TFI's main aim is to bridge a learning gap to help children who have fallen behind in general with their school work catch up with their peers - this gap can be as much as three years.
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