First visit to Teach For India (TFI) Classrooms in Chennai

Srini showing me around Chennai Primary School

Srini showing me around Chennai Primary School

 

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.

 
Some of the children on their lunch time break at Chennai Primary School

Some of the children on their lunch time break at Chennai Primary School


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