As a part of TNet, with the support of Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai, The Teacher Foundation organized TNet Mela 2010 for the government school teachers of Yadgiri on February 22, 2010 at KNH Church Hall, Yadgiri. TNet is an initiative of TTF to help teachers network and interact with their peers from other schools. This year, TTF organized a discussion on Right to Education Bill 2009 and a Mural Art Activity for the teachers during TNet Mela 2010. 85 teachers, 2 headmasters, 2 Educational Coordinators, 1 Cluster Resource Person and 2 representatives from Sir Ratan Tata Trust participated in the event.
The teachers discussed the implications of the Right to Education Bill 2009, how it affects teachers and students and how the government could go about implementing the bill. Teachers also discussed how the bill affects both private and government schools in general. The discussion was followed by a Mural Art Activity. Most of the teachers expressed that TTF should organize such networking events, if possible at cluster level, more often. Teachers saw TNet Mela as a platform to their share ideas and concerns about education.
Teacher Resource Center inaugurated
Adding more colour to the day, TTF launched its second Teacher Resource Center, with the support of Sir Ratan Tata Trust ,at Yadgiri on 22 February 2010. Cluster Resource Person, Mr. Ramalu and Head of Government Projects at TTF, Ms. Sheela Menon inaugurated the Teacher Resource Center at Government Higher Primary School, Yalheri and opened it for teachers of the school. The Teacher Resource Center at Yalheri school is a part of the Whole School Transformation Project, launched by TTF in Yadgiri, with the support of Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Mumbai.
Posted by Nana Madarakall, Center Coordinator, TTF, Yadgiri