A village faculty in Maharashtra on Thursday was unveiled as one of many three finalists for the inaugural USD 250,000 World’s Best School Prizes, launched within the UK to have fun colleges worldwide for his or her contribution to society’s progress. The faculty has created a cultural dynamic centred on shut ties throughout the group.
PCMC English Medium School, Bopkhel, in Pune, will now progress to the general public advisory vote spherical of the prize within the Community Collaboration class, with the winner to be awarded throughout World Education Week subsequent month.
The faculty, in a distant village in Pune district, is run as a public personal partnership between NGO Akanksha Foundation and native authorities, with most of its college students from low-income households.
“PCMC English Medium School, Bopkhel also works with local doctors, grocers and religious leaders to help create programmes that help parents in financial need,” stated T4 Education – the UK-headquartered digital media platform which based the prize earlier this 12 months.
“The school launched a programme of free medical check-ups in the community and ‘Master Chef’ style classes were launched that taught families about how to have a healthy and balanced diet. Students are also part of a daily fruit eating initiative that keeps them on track for healthy eating and every week they have a set meal plan. The impact has trickled into their home lives as parents have started to follow the same nutrition plan,” it added.
The prizes, based in collaboration with Accenture, American Express, Yayasan Hasanah, Templeton World Charity Foundation, the Lemann Foundation, D2L, Mellby Gård, and Universidad Camilo José Cela, are geared toward sharing the very best practices of faculties which can be reworking the lives of their college students and making an actual distinction to their communities.
The 5 World’s Best School Prizes are designed throughout the classes of Community Collaboration, Environmental Action, Innovation, Overcoming Adversity, and Supporting Healthy Lives and the finalists have been whittled down from 1000’s of entries by a worldwide Judging Academy of distinguished leaders.
“Teachers everywhere will be inspired by the example of this outstanding Indian school,” stated Vikas Pota, Founder of T4 Education and the World’s Best School Prizes.
“The World’s Best School Prizes surface the expertise of inspirational schools from every corner of the globe. It’s time for governments everywhere to listen to their voices,” he stated.
If PCMC English Medium School, Bopkhel have been to win the World’s Best School Prize for Community Collaboration, it has plans to donate a number of the prize cash to the Akanksha Foundation as a result of their contribution in the direction of the administration of the varsity. The funds would even be distributed in the direction of different colleges that work with the muse.
The prize cash of USD 250,000 might be shared equally among the many winners of the 5 prizes, with every receiving an award of USD 50,000.
All 50 shortlisted colleges throughout the 5 prizes will share their finest practices throughout occasions at World Education Week in October and thru School Transformation Toolkits.