Maths & Science Curriculum Enhancement Project

The Mathematics & Science Curriculum Enhancement project was launched on 9 Dec 2017 in partnership with Bangalore-based Parikrma Humanity Foundation. Over the next three years, 175 school teachers including 30 master trainers will be trained in Maths & Science pedagogical and assessments methods with the aim of nurturing 21st century students with strong thinking and problem-solving skills. The collaboration will potentially benefit more than 700 teachers and over 5,250 school children in Bangalore. This project marks another milestone in the 22-year friendship between the Singapore International Foundation and communities in India to uplift lives and build enduring friendships for a better world.

Key dignitaries from the Indian) education sector, both from the public and private spheres, turned up in full force to support the SIF-Parikrma project launch at the Chancery Pavillion in Bangalore. Also present at the event were the Singapore International Volunteers (SIV) who would be leading the project as well as Mr Roy Kho, Consul-General, Singapore’s Consulate in Chennai, India.
Students from one of the Parikrma schools put up a rousing performance on friendship and collaboration. The SIF’s partner for this project, Bangalore-based Parikrma Humanity Foundation, runs several schools for children from underserved communities and believes that every child should get the best education regardless of their background.
The Mathematics and Science Curriculum Enhancement Project was officially launched with representatives from Singapore and India. From left: Mr Roy Kho, Consul-General, Singapore’s Consulate-General in Chennai, Ms Peggy Foo, SIV Team Leader, Mr Jaryll Chan, Deputy Director, Programmes Division, SIF, Mr P.G.R. Sindhia, former Minister for Home, Transport & Finance, Shrimati Parvathi, Assistant Director, Department of State Educational Research and Training, and Ms Shukla Bose, Founder and CEO, Parikrma Humanity Foundation.
SIV Team Leader Ms Peggy Foo with a newly minted friend from the first of several workshops she would be conducting over the next three years under the auspices of the Mathematics and Science Curriculum Enhancement Project. The project seeks to bring together educators from Singapore and India to work together to raise the standards of teaching in Karnataka.
SIVs with the first batch of teacher trainees from government schools in Bangalore and Parikrma Humanity Foundation schools. The project builds capacity by equipping these teachers with skills to become Master Trainers, so they can, in turn, share knowledge with their peers and impact the education sector in Karnataka. Over 700 teachers would benefit from the Mathematics and Science Curriculum Enhancement Project.
SIV Team Leader Ms Peggy Foo demonstrating that friendship knows neither race nor nationality with Parikrma Humanity Foundation schoolchildren during a school visit.
SIVs and SIF staff members interacting with students at a school visit hosted by Ms Shukla Bose, Founder of Parikrma Humanity Foundation, at one of its several schools. The Mathematics and Science Curriculum Enhancement Project aims to benefit more than 5,000 students over the next three years.
An example of one of the topics being facilitated for discussion by SIVs amongst the teachers from government and Parikrma schools. Besides enhancing the quality of education for students, the project also promotes knowledge sharing between educators in Singapore and Karnataka.
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