Mumbai: Teach For India, a non-profit organisation working towards the vision of an excellent education for all children, organised the Kids Education Revolution (KER) Week. KER is a four-day long virtual event held between 6th to 9th July that brought together exemplary educators, leaders and students from across the globe.
A brainchild of Teach For India’s Innovation Cell, Kids Education Revolution Week is an ambitious collective of organisations, schools, students, and educators coming together to reimagine education for a reimagined world amidst the new normal. Acknowledging the power of student leadership across every level, the KER Week endorsed the commitment of students and educators who had adopted the new ways of learning and had impacted thousands around the world.
The platform saw 58 students and 47 expert speakers hailing from India, the US, Ukraine, Uganda, Tanzania, Malavi, and Kenya unite and work together to effortlessly continue the learning process of the students. More than a thousand student changemakers attended the event. The revolutionaries left with a sense of increased confidence and fostered positive relationships that put them at the forefront of their individual educational journeys.
Shaheen Mistri, Founder & CEO, Teach For India commented – “During this exceptional time, it has become extremely crucial for students to seamlessly continue their education while bridging the learning gap created by the pandemic. Through the KER Week, students and educators will get a chance to exchange experiences with industry leaders which will help participants to become the changemakers of tomorrow.”
Interviewed by Huda Sultana, a Grade 11 student, Fareed Zakari said – “I’ve always approached journalism as education. Journalism should be about educating people about their city, community and issues the world faces. The pandemic taught us 2 things. First is the lack of access some people have had to digital education. And the second, the limits to what you can learn digitally. And this has been true across the world – whether it’s Yale University or a public school. Students prefer offline education. We learn social behaviour and how to work as teams in classrooms. All of that is lost digitally. I am really glad to be a part of this wonderful event hosted by Teach For India, and wish to be joining more such events in future”