SELFIE- an Innovative Entrepreneurial Learning Program for Students Launched
Kochi: Rajagiri Media has launched a new programme to enable entrepreneurial learning among children through home-based learning activities. As part of the launch, Pallikkutam i-School Training the Trainer Programme was launched by Dr. JT Verghese, Chairman of STEAG Energy Services India Ltd.
Pallikkutam SELFIE project is aimed at development of entrepreneurial skills in children through remarkable family based learning events. SELFIE is an acronym of Smart & Sustainable Entrepreneurial Learning Events for Families in India & Elsewhere, which is based on a Pedagogy of the GenNext, the Pallikkutam Pedagogy.
“Covid-19 has detached the divide between home and school. Hence, Pallikkutam SELFIE is an initiative that has come at the right moment where we have to get the whole family involved in children’s learning process”, said Dr Verghese during his inaugural address. He called the project ambitious and unique as it will train children from KG classes to develop entrepreneurial skills. Also he expressed optimism that the project will make learning interesting and useful, would be highly appreciated by millions of households in India. Dr Verghese appreciated all the volunteers who have come forward to contribute.
Dr Varghese Panthalookaran, Director of Rajagiri Media, delivered the keynote address during the event. “Our goal is to change the home learning ecosystem into exciting and remarkable events. We call Pallikkutam SELFIE a mission as we have identified our role to play in supporting the home-based learning. We are making the learning events for free for all households and schools in India. In the present scenario, the objective of the education should be to provide entrepreneurial success among students. Our learning events will be designed with this purpose.”
Skills development and vocational training is given prime importance in NEP 2020. Pallikkutam SELFIE is a project from Pallikkutami-School which will run through volunteers from all over India.