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04 October 2023

Dubai businessman to help Indian teachers

By Staff

Dubai-based businessmen who points out to emerging crisis in non-availability of good teachers, launches an initiative to help 1,000 Indian teachers find jobs in the UAE and India.

Siddharth Balachandran has launched the initiative ‘Project Sparkle’, as part of the SB Global Educational Trust.

According to him it is a unique programme for fresh, inexperienced BEd graduates in Kerala, who are unable to get jobs as teachers. The project extends a 100 per cent scholarship to eligible applicants from economically weaker segments of the population.

“There is an emerging crisis in school education because of the non-availability of 'good ' teachers. Many of the fresh BEds are ‘not employable.  In spite of having the requisite qualifications they lack many of the skills required in a school of today. Subject knowledge alone is not enough," said Balachandran, who is the Trustee of SB Global Trust.

“Teachers are the soul of a school. They are primarily responsible for the quality and caliber of the students who pass out after completing their schooling. The 45 day intensive will also facilitate campus interviews and placement assistance.

The initiative is first being launched in Kerala and the organisers have invited applications from unemployed and recently graduated students from Kannur, Calicut, Trichur, Kochi , Kottayam and Trivandrum.

"The intention is to create a talent pool of teachers in different locations across Kerala so that the local schools can hire them and the candidates are employed as close to their home as possible," he added.

Those interested can contact the project coordinator at sparkle@sbglobal.in