Participation of over 200 Teach India volunteers was witnessed in a weeklong 'training the trainers' programme that they described as outstanding – conducted by expert facilitators from the British Council of India. Teach India is The Times of India's social responsibility initiative that has seen tremendous response ever since its launch in 2008. This year, the initiative focuses on spoken English courses for the youth for jobs. The idea is to coach sets of dedicated trainers who will in turn coach underprivileged young men and women in language skills needed to land jobs in retail, hospitality so on and so forth – in essence a skills-for-employability programme with focus on English language spoken communication.
In first go, the programme was held across six centres in NCR. The training will see 200 trainers emerge who in turn will be linked with NGOs across NCR. Both the BCL facilitators and citizen volunteers brought to the sessions the energy of a mission that can power a million dreams. The drive to be a part of the sharply-focused initiative has seen a staggering array of participants from diverse backgrounds. The training module was praised by volunteers.