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Petals Globe Foundation initiatives in Africa getting set to role on

Petals Globe Foundation, an NGO founded for the nurturing of young minds  is planning to organise a series of projects based on Capacity Building,E-learning, Early Education Reformation, and STEAM oriented sessions in the African continent.These projects will be executed by partnering with concerned Ministries, NGOs operating in the region,Funding Organisations and CSR divisions of corporates. Petals Globe would commence the execution in the post Covid time and the background works are in process

As a prelude to their operations in Africa, a pilot Art and Craft program was Conducted at an Orphanage school in Okkotta,Lagos, Nigeria.This was conducted as part of the Petals Globe Team visit to West Africa to study and explore on implementing  capacity building projects in the region.Art books and required materials were distributed to all the participating children of the Orphanage School at  Lagos.Principal Sister Joseph Agnus and school authority expressed their appreciation and gratitude towards Petals Globe Foundation for the wonderful session they had for the children.

Petals Globe foundation is proposing the following Capacity Building Projects and Education programmes in Africa :

1. Establishing a VFX – Animation Centre at LAGOS, NIGERIA and ACCRA, GHANA as part of the Capacity Building programme .

Target trainees of this programe is people with our without basic computer skills. Age and educational qualifications are of no bar for the entry to these program.Even school drop outs or low paid professionals working as unskilled labourers can be trained and developed. The programme will be free of cost to the trainees.But as Nigeria is facing acute unemployment and many graduates and post graduates are victims of this grave issue, the project would be focusing on graduates in the initial stage and later on would be extended to those who do not have the basics.Whereas in Ghana, the project would be for both the graduates / educated and those who may not have basics.

2. STEAM oriented Sessions in Schools in Nigeria and Ghana.

The STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts and Maths) orientation is most essential nowadays and the objective of this programme is to introduce STEAM and educate the importance and scope of STEAM oriented sessions.

3. Early Education Reformation Project in Ghana

The Petals Globe Foundation team led by Sanu Sathyan and Shaiju Narayan met the Early Education Director of Ghana and presented the proposal.The project is intended for the reformation of Early Education Curriculum incorporating Multiple Intelligence Development and 360 degree development of children. Petals Globe Foundation has formed a team to present the detailed curriculum for approval.This project also has the objective related to the Capacity Development of educated but unemployed youth of Ghana. The Reformation of Early Education Project requires a good number of Early Education Trainers / Teachers. Petals Globe Foundation in association with local educational service providers of Ghana, plans to introduce a Teacher Training and Development Programme to produce enough trained teachers for the reformation of early education project.

Petals Globe Foundation wish to introduce this unique project with twin objectives – early education reformation and creating job opportunities to the whole African Union countries starting from Ghana, the education hub of Africa. Discussions are already initiated to introduce the project in Nigeria, Mosambique, Ethiopia and Namebia. This will result in generating a large number job opportunities for Early Education Trainers in the region, said Sanu Sathyan, the co-ordinator.sanu teaching students with sister

Many of the children in the world are in vulnerable situations and are impacted by migration, domestic violence, child labour, pandemic like COVID-19 and the list goes on.In the COVID-19 scenario,…remote doesn’t mean cut off !!

Even without internet access or cell phones, students in remote areas are still learning during COVID-19 related school closures with the sheer commitment of good minds.With no internet access, no cell phone and no television in home, many students rely on the weekly visits from their noble teachers and volunteers.

Many months have passed since school closures across the globe and millions of children are temporarily out of class. But while many sanu back view - taking classchildren have been able to continue learning remotely, in more isolated areas, online learning isn’t an optionThe COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the already significant difference in access to education between those living in urban areas and those living in rural parts. Almost two thirds of the households lack internet connectivity, leaving many children –especially those outside of towns and cities – unable to take advantage of remote learning tools.

Petals Globe Foundation is working on an Off Line E-learning initiative as a solution to this problem and hope it would turn out to be a panacea to the remotely placed students even after the pandemic since it works off line.Sanu Abhay Shaiju with sister and kids

INDIANEWS24 AFRRICAN DESK

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