Colorcon Asia Pvt Ltd has extended support and funds for GDP Foundation’s unique and much-required Together AGILE (Atmanirbhar Goa In Learning & Education) initiative - Stage I.
It will provide NEP 2020 Kits consisting of books, namely Together AGILE and NEP-AGILE (Teacher’s edition), the first-of-their-kind books in India to facilitate the NEP 2020 transition for schools and colleges.
These books authored by Kishore Shah were launched by CM Dr Pramod Sawant on June 13, 2022, where he categorically suggested making it available in every school in Goa, and invited companies to support the cause through CSR sponsorship, which was honoured by Colorcon Asia Pvt Ltd.
The highlight of this programme is its massive outreach, covering 1700 plus schools (government-aided and unaided), including 40 plus colleges across the state of Goa, which makes it India’s largest outreach programme for NEP Transition.
In the auspicious symbolic hand-over ceremony held at the Directorate of Education office on January 30 at 4.30 noon, Piraj Singh and Sangita Kambli from Colorcon Asia Pvt Ltd handed over the kit to Shailesh Zingade, Director of Education, and Nagaraj Honnekeri, Director SCERT, in the distinguished presence of Rajesh Parab, who is the guest of honour and member of the newly constituted Goa CSR Committee, and Dr Shambhu Ghadi, State Project Director.
Nagaraj Honnekeri emphasised the importance of these books in reinforcing the understanding and installation of NEP 2020 due to its lucid explanation with simple tools and techniques which will benefit the teachers/schools, thus expediting the NEP Transition.
Shailesh Zingde complimented Colorcon Asia Pvt Ltd for supporting this initiative.
Rajesh Parab shared that he and the Goa CSR committee will explore ways to work together towards scaling and sustainability.
Qurate Books Pvt Ltd has been awarded the publishing/ printing and the distribution kick starts from January 30, 2023, wherein kits will be handed over to the ADEI of all the 12 talukas, which in turn will facilitate and ensure the last mile coverage.
GDP Foundation in Together AGILE: Stage II will assist SCERT by offering its expertise towards specific areas of NEP 2020 namely: talent assessment, measurement & development to schools on completion of the distribution process.