ASB’S TEACHER TRAINING
PROGRAM FOR LOCAL EDUCATIONAL
In 2013, I was working with The Akanksha Foundation, a not-for-profit
organisation working with municipal government in Mumbai and Pune. The
organisation aims to offer children in these schools high-quality education.
Due to various socio-political and economic reasons, the students in these
schools are primarily from extremely poor households as those who can
afford, more often than not, prefer to send their children to private schools.
My work primarily involved working with teenagers on social leadership
and social justice. When my supervisor offered me to join in the then
announced the 2nd batch of Teacher Training Program by American School
of Bombay, my first reaction was - “it doesn’t seem relevant. I don’t teach
regular subjects!” I still joined “just to see what’s it’s like”. And I am glad I did.
By the end of the first workshop, I was totally into the flow of conversations.
Today, four years later, as an anchor of the program, while working with ASB
as CSR Coordinator, I am glad I went through the program as a participant.
The American School of Bombay (ASB) has a comprehensive community
service program for its students and staff. As an international institution
rooted in its local context, ASB lays a strong emphasis on asking “what’s
our impact” on the local and broader community? ASB’s community service