Ms. G Laxmi Priya, IAS, Secretary of the Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare Department, unveiled the project at GTR Higher Secondary School, Pattaraikadu, Thirvannamalai in the presence of Mr. S. Annadurai CLS, Director of Tribal Welfare.
Speaking at the inauguration, Ms. G Laxmi Priya IASsaid, “ I hope the paths of action, music, reading and storytelling provide direction to teachers to help develop functional English amongstudents studying in Tribal schools. I congratulate Karadi Path for developing an innovative teacher training app.”
Mr. S. Annadurai CLS, Director of Tribal Welfare asked teachers to make the most of this wonderful learning opportunity. “Tribal schools across Tamil Nadu have got a unique opportunity to develop the English skills of their students, with the Tiruvanamalai schools receiving an almost entire coverage” he said.
The teaching approach through the ‘Joyful English’ project is through mime, movement, music, storytelling and more, thus making the learning process enjoyable and memorable.
Mr. CP Viswanath, CEO of Karadi Path, remarked, “We understand the unique challenges faced by the students in the remote tribal schools and our methodology will make their learning process easier and stress-free.Teacher development through teachers as co-learners is a critical area that our project focusses on.”
Ms. Preetika Venkatakrishnan, SVP of Product, Training and Social Impact, commented, “Our hugely committed field teams have already begun engaging closely with GTR schools. The enthusiasm we’re seeing from teachers and students for this programme is truly heartwarming.”
The Joyful English project focusses on strengthening educational institutions and also aims to make a difference in the lives of 6500 students and 250 teachers across the backward blocks of Erode, Namakkal, Salem, Trichy, Perambalur, Tiruvannamalai, Kallakuruchi, Tirupatthur and Dharmapuri districts. To strengthen the project, Joyful English app is also being created exclusively for the teachers to learn and teach the students through mime, music and storytelling. Karadi Path’s innovation lies in its pedagogy which offers a comprehension-driven approach for extraordinary results.