New Delhi : Minister of State for Tribal Affairs, Smt Renuka Singh Saruta in a reply in Lok Sabha today said that National Education Society for Tribal Students (NESTS) (an autonomous body under this Ministry) has collaborated with National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for conduct of “National Initiative of School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement” (NISHTHA) Capacity Building Program for EMRS teachers and Principals.
The first batch of NISHTHA Capacity Building program for EMRS Principals and Teachers was conducted from 10th May, 2021 to 23rd June, 2021 (utilizing Summer Vacation). The integrated program has been successfully completed. The training was conducted in a virtual mode following a blended approach, including live interactive sessions from the National Resource Group members of NCERT Faculty and at the same time NISHTHA Portal was used for training package upload, activities and quizzes. The integrated teacher training was provided on 18 modules that were part of comprehensive training package covering different aspects of education such as Learning Outcomes, School Based Assessments, POCSO Act, Gender Sensitization, Health and Well-Being in Schools, Teaching of Mathematics, Language, Science, and Social Science etc. The training methodology included sharing of 5 training modules every week with the participants through NISHTHA Portal followed by online interaction with participants. The program had training modules in text form, activities, quizzes, portfolio activity, etc. Pre and post training survey was administered to ascertain the impact of the training program. The feedback of the program was very encouraging and teachers shared their interest to do more such trainings in the years to come. In the first batch total of 120 School Principals and teachers from 26 EMRSs covering three states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Himachal Pradesh successfully completed the program. The The state-wise break-up is as under-
- Madhya Pradesh – 37 participants.
- Chhattisgarh – 54 participants
- Himachal Pradesh – 29 participants.