Gaon Connection launches its monthly e-magazine, Teacher Connection
Teacher Connection is an initiative of Gaon Connection to celebrate teachers every day by documenting their stories, their achievements and challenges, through audio, video and text formats. The monthly e-magazine, Teacher Connection, is part of the long-term campaign, and is dedicated to teachers and educators.
गाँव कनेक्शन 31 March 2023 6:13 AM GMT
Gaon Connection has launched a new monthly e-magazine Teacher Connection, which is dedicated to teachers and educators across India. The bilingual e-magazine, launched today on March 31, has a strong focus on teachers who educate children in rural and tribal areas of the country.
The free-to-download e-magazine has inspiring stories of teachers from far flung areas of the country such as villages in Ladakh and Kashmir in north India, desert hamlets in Rajasthan, and back-of-beyond villages in rural Uttar Pradesh. It also has open source resource material for teaching to make learning fun.
“Teacher Connection is a new initiative of Gaon Connection to celebrate teachers every day by documenting their stories, their achievements and challenges, through audio, video and text formats. The monthly e-magazine, Teacher Connection, is part of our long-term campaign of the same name,” Neelesh Misra, Founder of Gaon Connection said.
The monthly e-magazine, whose inaugural issue of March 2023 has been released today, is available for free download on Gaon Connection’s website www.gaonconnection.com
“If you are a teacher, visit Gaon Connection’s website and become a part of our project. Share your stories with us, as these stories can inspire other teachers and the society, in general,” Misra said.
Nearly 9.7 million primary and secondary school teachers form the backbone of India’s education system, which has 1.5 million schools and 248 million students enrolled from Grade 1 to Grade 12.
These data are documented in No Teacher, No Class: State of the Education Report for India 2021 published by UNESCO. The report goes on to note that 84 per cent of the schools are located in rural areas. About 69 per cent of the schools in the country are run by various state governments that employ about 51 per cent of the teaching workforce.
“Looking at the massive scale of our teaching workforce and their reach in the deepest pockets of the country, it would only be fitting to recognise teachers as frontline workers who are silently involved in the task of nation building,” said Nidhi Jamwal, Managing Editor of Gaon Connection.
Globally, the role of teachers has been recognised by the United Nations in the 17 SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Goal 4 reads: ‘Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’.
“This e-magazine is an effort to recognise the contribution of teachers towards nation building. Through our Teacher Connection project and the monthly e-magazine we will celebrate teachers every day,” Jamwal said.
For free download of Teacher Connection e-magazine, click here.