Massive Open Online Training
DEVI Sansthan’s first Massive Open Online Training was launched in March. With separate sessions conducted in Hindi and English, the 3-hour online workshops were a hit, reaching over 25,000 views. The sessions were joined by numerous government and private teachers, as well as representatives from national and international organisations. With participation from 50 countries and 26 Indian states, the highly interactive and engaging training session used videos to take viewers inside ALfA classrooms. Panel discussions were interspersed with hands-on activities, live audience polls and interaction through the chat.
Global Policymakers Conclave
The Policymakers Conclave gathered leading educational thinkers & practitioners from around the world to address the literacy crises. Policymakers shared their unique perspectives and regional characteristics, presenting their ideas for change regarding FLN and highlighting successful FLN case studies. A key focal point was the Accelerating Learning for All (ALfA) program.
Senior policymakers & bureaucrats, ambassadors, NGO leaders, corporations, donor agencies, and change-makers from India and overseas joined this in-person conference to brainstorm ideas and commit to decisive action towards literacy for all. Highlights included addresses from Rajnath Singh, India’s Defense Minister and Dr Abdullah Rashid Ahmad, the Minister of State for Education, Maldives; as well as the launch of Disruptive Literacy: A Roadmap for Urgent Global Action (Bloomsbury).