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M3M Foundation joins hands with Devi Sansthan to work on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in 10 Government Schools in Shamli District

If India has to grow in the knowledge economy, then Foundational Literacy and Numeracy will be the first and necessary step – Rajnath Singh

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  • Discussion on Basic Literacy and Numeracy (Fundamental Literacy and Numeracy) at Synergy Summit

Synergy Summit, India’s most strategic two-day summit meeting, on Foundational Literacy and Numeracy (FLN), took place on 11-12th July 2022, at India International Center, Max Muller Marg, Delhi. The summit was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Dr. Abdullah Rasheed Ahmed, Minister of State for Education, Republic of Maldives, in the presence of Dr. Sunita Gandhi, Founder and CEO of Devi Sansthan, Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee of M3M Foundation, Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, President of M3M Foundation, Nixon Joseph, CEO, CLT India, Alok Verma, Project Director, HCL Foundation, Thirumala Arohi, Senior Vice President, Head-Education, Training & Assessments, Infosys Ltd., Kamal Gaur, Deputy Director, Programmes Education, Save the Children and other dignitaries. Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh virtually graced the event and shared his thoughts through a video message. Today was the second and last day of this summit.

The two-day summit saw active participation and discussions on FLN by various organisations. On this occasion, Dr. Payal Kanodia, through a presentation highlighted how M3M Foundation is already working on literacy and numeracy skills through its various programmes and contributing significantly to the betterment of the country.

It is to be noted that there is still a need to work on FLN in many parts of the country and in view of this, M3M Foundation along with Devi Foundation has joined hands and signed an MOU for the implementation of FLN in 10 identified schools in Shamli district, Uttar Pradesh.

Union Defense Minister Shri Rajnath Singh appreciating the summit commented, “There is an old saying: ‘If you want to beautify your life, you should invest in business, but if you want to beautify generations, you should invest in education’. Events such as this are an investment in the field of education, which in the form of returns will pave the way for betterment.”

Continuing further he added, “The theme of the summit is very important. If India has to grow in terms of knowledge economy and if it wants to create a knowledge society, then foundation literacy will be its first and most necessary step. If we look at the actual situation of our country, even after 75 years of our independence, due to various reasons, we have not been able to reach an ideal position in foundational literacy. Although there has been a rise in enrollment rate but we have not been able to develop basic literacy and numeracy skills to the extent that we should have been.

Several statistics reflect that children of class V in rural government schools lacked foundational literacy skills and this situation has worsened in the last two years during the Covid-19 pandemic. There is an urgent need to figure out the problems and find a solution. We need similar efforts which can take foundational literacy not only to the pre-pandemic state, but beyond that. In this direction, I would like to congratulate Ms Sunita Gandhi for her concept and programme titled ‘Accelerating Learning for All’. As I have been informed that through this programme people can be made literate in 90 days, I hope a large number of people will join the initiative and come forward to support it.”

Dr. Abdullah Rasheed Ahmed, Minister of State for Education, Republic of Maldives said, “Foundational Literacy and Numeracy is the foundation of education. It is also the basis of life. It is indeed commendable that M3M Foundation has supported Devi Sansthan and will be working together. Dr. Sunita is working for many students free of charges. I believe this collaboration between M3M Foundation and Dr. Sunita will help advance and help our students in India and other countries. I thank and appreciate the contribution of the M3M Foundation to this endeavour.”

Speaking at the Synergy Summit, Dr. Payal Kanodia, Trustee, M3M Foundation said, “FLN is the key to the new education policy and the need of the hour. And with this effort we will try to make a wide impact in this district, will take this programme forward, and expand it to educate as many children as possible. I would like to thank Dr Sunita, armed with extensive years of experience in this field. We are extremely excited to be associated with Devi Sansthan.”

Sharing her thoughts on this occasion, Sunita Gandhi said, “We are very fortunate that we have got the opportunity to work for Foundational Literacy and Numeracy by the Ministry of Education in two districts where Foundational Literacy and Numeracy is at the lowest level. . We will try to take it to the national level by March 2023. Our goal is to educate children in new ways, for which we have got the support of M3M Foundation and I am sure that together we will be able to justify our work and set an example for the whole of India.”

On the second day of the summit, Dr. Aishwarya Mahajan, President, M3M Foundation expressed his views on FLN and shared ideas on taking the programme forward in Shamli district and making this initiative a success story for all.

He further highlighted that M3M Foundation has several ongoing education and skill training courses in various districts of Haryana under the Literacy and IMpower programme.

Under the New Education Policy-2020, special training is given to primary teachers to raise awareness on the importance of FLN, so that students can communicate better and become socially and emotionally empowered.

FLN is a programme for access to education for children below 10 years of age, for providing every child with basic skills in their early life, through which students are able to read, write, speak and interpret. This further aids the children by providing additional support in their later stages of learning, thus becoming an imperative domain to focus on. FLN has been implemented under the Nipun Bharat Mission of the New Education Policy of the government of India. The primary objective is to adopt a holistic approach for the overall development of children in the age group of three to nine years.

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Campus 365 provides cloud-based seamless solutions to educational institutions 

With its ERP software and pioneering technological innovation, Campus 365 is disrupting the education sector and making education more effective and accessible

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Just as technology, and particularly the digital era, has disrupted and improved most major segments of India’s economy, education and training is also undergoing a tech revolution. Education Technology, more commonly known as EdTech, possesses the power to bridge the learning gap thanks to technology’s ability to eliminate geographical barriers. As much as digital adoption is the need of the hour, it is critical to retain a few unparalleled benefits of a traditional classroom setup such as group discussion, personalised support from educators and creating opportunities to work on peer collaborative assignments.

Armed with a mission to empower schools with tools that serve people in the most human, helpful way, Campus 365- an ed-tech start-up incubated by NASSCOM 10000 startup based out of Gurgaon, is providing cloud-based solutions to schools and colleges to manage and track their daily activities seamlessly. With user-friendly mobile apps to help students, parents, and teachers maintain the academic cycle, Campus 365 provides a 360-degree outlook to stakeholders assisting them in making productive decisions to escalate their progress.

“We all know that the introduction of EdTech is transforming the learning process in schools. Initially, technological abilities were not needed for students but these skills are now of much importance. Today, students should have good knowledge of online communication to attend classes, check emails, and submit assignments online and our school ERP gives our students a dedicated platform for this to make them future-ready. We at Campus 365 believe that technology is a powerful instrument that can elevate education to an advanced level, allowing students to learn and collaborate in new ways and we are constantly working towards it” said  Mayank Singh Co- Founder and CEO of Campus 365.

Campus 365 is India’s largest all-in-one app for teachers, schools, and coaching institutes to manage their online and offline classrooms in one place. This online teaching and institute management app helps users create tests & quizzes, share study material & homework, chat with students, take live online classes, record live lectures, teach using digital whiteboard, automate attendance, and much more.

Empowering 1000+ institutes globally, Campus 365’s mission is to enhance student learning by bringing innovation to education. Campus 365 partners with schools and colleges across the country to provide students with a holistic learning experience that makes them future-ready. The company offers a high-quality, end-to-end solution for every stakeholder involved in a child’s learning journey. Campus 365 tackles some of the most critical aspects of School management and reduces school staff workload. By doing so, the company ensures that school teachers nurture the young minds of tomorrow and that the school support staff enjoys using the Campus 365 School ERP engine’s superior apps. Campus 365’s innovative school management software solutions are aimed at providing the best of School ERP features and safety measures to school-going children.

Campus 365’s team is founded with a deep-rooted passion toward delivering value to not just schools, but to parents and teachers as well, who ensure that children are always walking on the path of constant innovation. Today, Campus 365 is used by schools around the world – from kindergarten to higher studies schools and non-profit schools.

Campus 365 has simplified the managing of day-to-day activities such as attendance marking, alerts through mobile applications, fees payment reminders, parent-teacher notifications, and holiday schedules. Every team member in Team Campus 365 has some experience in School and College Management Process and it is also one of the reasons why the company puts concerted efforts into optimising the School and College Management Software. Breaking complex software and making them user-friendly is the top priority of Team Campus 365.

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Study Australia successfully concludes the Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge

The winners of the SAEC 2022 are – Team Econominds of MITWPU University, Pune

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The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade- Australian Government agency) successfully concluded its Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge (SAEC-2022) in Delhi on September 23, 2022.

The winners of the SAEC 2022 are – Team Econominds of MITWPU University, Pune. The all-girls team has won a Student Tour to Australia, which will take place in March 2023.

Their theme was Circular Economy and Challenge question was – ‘How might we ensure that the clothing we wear is more sustainable’. The members of the team are Nishita Bhattad, Jasmine Mehta, Samiksha Joshi, Shweta Karthik and Muskan Kashyap.

The award is sponsored by Study Adelaide.

During this tour the winners will get a glimpse of the Australian lifestyle and will get the chance to visit and learn more about Australian education institutions and Australian entrepreneurship ecosystem and start-up culture.

The first runners-up of SAEC 2022 are Team Ekta from NMIMS, Mumbai. They have won a $2000 scholarship each, sponsored by Study New South Wales – which the students will be able to use towards the tuition fee for a full-time postgraduate degree program at any NSW education provider.

The second runners-up of SAEC 2022 are Team Glovis Rise from Lovely Professional University, Punjab who bagged a cash prize of $500 each, sponsored by Study Queensland.

Ms. Melissa Bank, Head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Austrade said, “Australia has always been a preferred destination for Indian students when it comes to higher education. We are seeing an increase in the number of Indian students applying to Australian universities every year. With the re-opening of borders after the pandemic, we are witnessing a constant surge in number of students arriving in Australia. The Australian government is committed to provide them the best-in-class education while also equipping them with necessary skills to facilitate their dream of becoming global citizens. Our goal behind setting up this competition was to help students learn about Australian entrepreneurship eco-system and its institutions. I am glad that all the participants were highly involved with this programme and we have been able to highlight the key differential factor that can make them an entrepreneur.”

The Study Australia Entrepreneurship Challenge was an initiative to engage highly-skilled students from the Indian higher education institutes who participated in a series of hybrid events, which were based on Ted X-meets-Hackathon. The participants formed multidisciplinary teams and participated in a two-week program showcasing the opportunities of Australia’s education sector and the Australian entrepreneurial and start-up ecosystems.

As part of the challenge, the teams created a 3-minute pitch video idea on the following challenge themes – Cybersecurity, Circular Economy, Digital Health, and Creative Industries. The participating teams also had access to mentors from Australian academia and industry who guided them in the development of their video pitches. They got in-depth understanding of their chosen topic during academic spotlights that were delivered by Australian academic experts, as well. The jury panel for the contest included Ms. Melissa Bank, Head of International Education Centre of Excellence, Austrade and Mr Sukhmeet Singh, Co-founder, A2P Energy.

In recent years, Australia has been a leading destination for Indian students seeking to study abroad, and it has progressively emerged as a preferred choice for many. Since the border re-opening in mid-December 2021 until 22 July 2022, over 260,000 student visa holders reached Australia.

Furthermore, the Australian Trade and Investment Commission’s “The Study Australia Industry Experience Program (SAIEP)” was launched for current Indian and other international students at Australian universities to enhance their employability skills.

More information about Study Australia and the support for Indian students is available at

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University of Essex Online invites applications for PG Cert Global Mental Health and Wellbeing

University of Essex Online courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning in partnership with the University of Essex

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The University of Essex Online is inviting applications for the October intake of the PG Cert Global Mental Health and Wellbeing. The course deals with a wide range of topics, including identifying and processing challenges which impact global mental health, as well as interpreting and understanding ethical policies for an international framework.

This course is designed with a specific focus on the critical perspectives of global mental health policy and practices.  Students will gain the skills and experience required to pursue a career as a mentor, coach, manager, mental health lead or wellbeing adviser. With further training, one could also become a specialist nurse, specialist mental health practitioner or health service manager.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate from the University of Essex – one of the UK’s top 40 universities (Complete University Guide 2023).

Course duration and delivery:  This is a 100% online part-time course with an indicative study duration of eight months.

Course content is delivered through a cutting-edge virtual learning environment (VLE), giving students 24/7 access to study materials, such as lecturecasts. This offers a contemporary and accessible way to interact with multimedia content and check understanding via engaging and interactive activities.

Application deadline: 20 October 2022 

Entry requirements: 

·       For the academic entry route, students must have an undergraduate degree from an approved institution, equivalent to a UK Honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification.

·       For the work experience entry route, students must have at least three years of work experience (voluntary or paid) within a relevant field, supported by two appropriate references.

·       As part of the application process, applicants will be asked to take a short aptitude test which is designed to evaluate their ability to handle the intellectual and practical demands of the course. 

·       If English isn’t your first language, your ability should be equivalent to an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, the University offers a free online English test.

How to apply:  

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Tuition fee: £3,945

Scholarship:  Merit-based scholarships are available based on prior academic achievements and work experience.

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