The inauguration ceremony of the 6th batch of Teach India – Spoken English Training Programme took place last Tuesday, 21st May. Part of the Mewat Rural Vocational Programme (MRVP), Teach India is a partnership between SRF Foundation and The Times of India. By equipping them with spoken English, the initiative hopes to increase the employability of the rural youth of Mewat by empowering them to lead better lives. The programme is designed for youth between 18 to 32 years.
The inauguration was to formally welcome and brief the new batch of students on the 100-day course. Mr. Praveen Karn, Head of MRVP at SRF Foundation was also present to motivate the incoming batch of students. To date, 293 youth have been trained.
Mr. Karn spoke on the importance of learning the English language while cautioning the students to still keep their native language close to their hearts. An ice-breaking session livened up the classroom atmosphere, with students getting acquainted with their new classmates. Some even stepped up to introduce their new friends in English with commendable courage. Mr. Karn left the students with the words “Be brave, be bold”, instilling in them the determination to put in their best throughout the course.
During the 100-day programme, students will cover 7 functional English modules, with the last module being “Face the world”. The British Council designs the curriculum of this training programme. Upon graduation, these students will be linked to various recruiters within the tourism and hospitality sector. Some of our graduates are already working in companies such as Pizzahut Pvt Ltd. and KFC Pvt Ltd. We would like to wish the new batch of students all the best as they embark on their new journey. We hope that at the end of the programme, they too may be emboldened to “face the world” beyond Mewat.