While the EduStar awards acknowledged 36 innovative school teachers, top three educators were awarded trophies for excellence in education.
The awards are an initiative of TeachersHelpTeachers (THT, estb.2017), a social enterprise in education with an impact that provides curated educational resource material through its open source web portal platform and Facebook page.
In 2015, driven by the desire to empower, enable and connect teachers to facilitate continuous knowledge upgrades to bring about positive changes into Indian school education, Rakhee Chhabria, founder, Teachers Help Teachers created a THT group on Facebook. Two years later in 2017, THT launched its website which continues to present curated teaching-learning content such as lesson plans, presentations, research papers etc. In 2017 itself, THT also began conducting offline paid teachers’ workshops. Thus far, 2,700 teachers have participated in THT workshops.
“THT does not charge educators any nominee fee owing to our emphasis on social impact and change that needs to be seen in the education system. Owing to this we are able to reach out to the rural areas and identify the educators who are fighting against all odds and yet making a difference in their own way. EduStar truly celebrates the contribution of such educators who believe in themselves and inspire others to bring about a change. However, EduStar is not merely an award, but a responsibility given to a teacher to mentor and share their best teaching practices on our online portal, thus promoting collaborative learning among Educators,” says Chhabria.
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