It was a proud moment for Mumbai Smiles Foundation, as our Preschool teachers went back to college to complete their education.
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world, said legendary South African revolutionary leader and former President Nelson Mandela. And he was right, wasn’t he? Through constant learning even when he reached the end of his life, Mandela touched millions of hearts the world over, and his story is an inspiration to one and all.
Why is education so important? Education is important as it not only gives us knowledge, but also plays a role in our all-round development. Education teaches us compassion, empathy, and the ability to tell the difference between right and wrong. Education empowers minds that will be able to conceive good thoughts and ideas.
While Mumbai Smiles Foundation’s teachers have worked towards developing the preschool children, it is also essential that they too constantly learn and develop themselves. Mumbai Smiles Foundation always looks to ensure the further development of its preschool teachers, and assistants. The main objective behind was the motivation for continuation of the education for self-development as well as community development, because many of our teachers and assistant discontinued their education after the marriage or after 10th / 12th standard.
As a result, the Mumbai Smiles Foundations’ Preschool team has constantly motivated its teachers to continue their education through regular, part-time, open, and even distance learning courses through universities such as Yeshwantrao Chavan Open University, IGNOU, Tilak Maharashtra University or University of Mumbai etc.
Surekha, Marol Pipeline Preschool Teacher – “I want to thank Mr. Vikas Gaikwad (Program Manager – Preschool Education Project), because he motivated me to complete my education”. “Now my dream is to be in this field and complete the MSW (Master of Social Work) course”.
Since 2010, over 30 teachers, assistants and Mumbai Smiles Staff work towards completing their education. Many Teachers have completed their T.Y.B.A, while few others have pursued T.Y. B. Com. We couldn’t be any prouder as they strived towards completing their education and have also motivated others to do so. Mumbai Smiles hope to continue its mission to motivate others to complete their education too.