Shamaila Fatima | November 10, 2016
A pre-placement talk for Gandhi Fellowship Program was organized by Women’s College Student’s Union at Aligarh Muslim University. The program took place on 9th of November at Women’s College Auditorium. Shiv Pratap, a program leader from Gandhi Fellowship Program and Shana Khan, a Women’s college alumnus and recipient of fellowship, interacted with the students.
Gandhi Fellowship Program is a leadership and entrepreneurship development program which is functioning in 5 states of India. Program focuses on developing leadership qualities among students and replicating the same in public domain. Currently, the program is working on spreading awareness amongst the head masters of municipality schools and increasing Student’s learning outcome (SLO).
“Many bricks together make the wall. And one child is one brick in nation building process. We need to work on developing leadership in each child so that he becomes an asset to the nation in future. At Gandhi Fellowship program we work with such graduates who have in-built leadership”, says Shiv Pratap. “These graduates then train the head masters of schools and students studying there. After the training from the fellows the SLO has increased from 5% to 30%. This is a remarkable step in the field of education”, he added.
Talking about her experience as a fellow Shana Khan told “I am working in Maharashtra. I have 5 different schools under me in which we tell the Headmasters of these schools about the new technologies in the field of education. We train them and provide them with resources to implement it in the school. To become a fellow of this fellowship one must have leadership skill in himself. It’s about being a leader rather being a scholar.”
The program concluded with the vote of thanks by Ms. Naghma Shareef, President of WCSU.
Saad Hameed, Training and Placement Officer (General), AMU, Mansoor Alam Siddiqui, Assistant Professor, members of WCSU and students were present during the program.
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